Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa

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Adult male

Tiny songbird with a rounded body, short wings, and a skinny tail. Adult males have a black-and-white striped face and bright yellow and orange crown patch.

Adult male

Tiny songbird with a small bill. Adult males flash their orange crown when excited; otherwise it is usually concealed.

Juvenile

Juveniles look like messy adults without the head stripes and crown colors.

Adult male

Tiny with a small bill and skinny tail. Olive above with yellow edges on the wings and tail. Adult males usually conceal their orange crown.

Adult

Tiny with a round belly. Grayish white below and olive above with a black-and-white striped face and yellow crown. Note black legs and yellow feet.

Habitat

Found primarily in evergreen forests, often in the canopy.

Recommended Citation

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/gockin