Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula

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Adult

Tiny songbird with an equally tiny tail and bill. Olive-green overall with a prominent white eyering and white wingbar. Note black bar below the wingbar.

Adult male

Tiny, small featured bird. Adult males flash a brilliant red crown when excited; otherwise it is concealed.

Adult

Olive-green above with a white wingbar and yellow-edged wing and tail feathers. Note black bar below the wingbar.

Adult

The namesake crown is usually concealed, but white eyering and small size are good field marks.

Adult

Tiny and acrobatic. Often forages at lower and middle levels flicking its wings as it goes.

Adult

Breeds in tall, dense evergreen forests. In winter and during migration, found in shrubby habitats, deciduous forests, parks, and suburbs.

Recommended Citation

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula), 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/ruckin