Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)

Golden-crowned Kinglet is a small, in our region migratory songbird. It prefers bushes and small trees and eats mostly insects and spiders.

How to Identify

Although about the same size as its cousin, the Rubin-crowned Kinglet, it isn't difficult to distinguish these two species. The Golden-crowned Kinglet has a black stripe over the eye where the Rubin-crowned Kinglet has a white ring around the eye. Besides this, the Golden-crowned Kinglet is less green more grey around the breast and head and its crown, as the name indicates, is different in color more yellow.

Where and When to Spot

My first and only spotting of this species happened early spring in Park Pointe aux Trembles. Although, the species should be around spring, summer and autumn.

Common Names

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Indianergoldhähnchen (de)
Reyezuelo de moño dorado (es)
Roitelet à couronne dorée (fr)


Regulus satrapa

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