Golden-crowned Kinglet

(Regulus satrapa)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNRB, SNRN - Unranked Breeding and Nonbreeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Uncommon migrant and breeder

Habitat

Breeding: Coniferous forests and woodlands

Migration: Coniferous, deciduous, and mixed forests and woodlands

Size

3 to 4¼ in length

7½ wingspan


Identification

The back is olive gray. The underparts are white. On the head there is a black eyeline, dark cheek, white “eyebrow”, and a black border around the crown. The male has a reddish-orange crown with a yellow border. The female has a yellow crown.

 
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Migration

Mid-March to mid-May and early September to early December


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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Regulidae (Kinglets and Goldcrests)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Arizona Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa apache)

Eastern Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa satrapa)

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa aztecus)

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa clarus)

Western Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa olivaceus)

 
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  Golden-crowned Kinglet in Maine
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Published on Jul 1, 2012

Both kinglet species (golden-crowned and ruby-crowned) are some of the hardest songbirds to film. They're extremely hyper active and never sit still for any period of time. I was lucky this spring to get a few short clips on a couple birds. © 2012 Garth McElroy

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  Golden-crowned Kinglet
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Published on Apr 17, 2014

Golden-crowned Kinglet.
Walker Art Center. Minneapolis MN.
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  Golden crowned Kinglet
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Published on Feb 15, 2016

Golden-crowned Kinglets are one of the most numerous birds of conifer forests yet they are one the least encountered. They spend a lot of time high in the trees and their voices are very high. Here we get to listen and get some good looks at them, as well as compare them to other forest birds that sound similar like Chestnut-backed Chickadees and Brown Creepers.

 
     
  Pair of Golden Crowned Kinglets
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Published on Oct 24, 2016

Two male Golden Crowned Kinglets being quite vocal.

Filmed in middle Tennessee in mid October.

 
     
  Golden-Crowned Kinglet FEEDING, Mississauga,Ontario by Lucio Fazio
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Published on Feb 14, 2014

Perhaps the smallest passerine bird in North America, this Golden-crowned Kinglet was gleaning insects on the ground. At The Riverwood Conservancy in Mississauga, these tiny birds usually feed in coniferous trees mostly upside down. With its broad supercilium and a distinctive mostly yellow crown, this individual is perhaps a female bird.

 
     

 

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