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.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc Pointe aux Prairies

    Saturday, April 13, 2019

    NIKON D500
    300.0 mm f/4.0

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f9.0
    ISO 1400

Taxonomy

Passeriformes
Regulidae
Regulus satrapa