Golden-crowned Kinglet

(Regulus satrapa)

Conservation Status
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Photo by Laurie Wachholz
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNRB, SNRN - Unranked Breeding and Nonbreeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

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.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

3 to 4¼ in length

7½ wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
   
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Breeding: Coniferous forests and woodlands

Migration: Coniferous, deciduous, and mixed forests and woodlands

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

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

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Uncommon migrant and breeder

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Passeriformes (perching birds)  
 

Family

Regulidae (kinglets and goldcrests)  
 

Genus

Regulus (kinglets)  
       
 

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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Laurie Wachholz
       
  Golden-crowned Kinglet    
       
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  Golden-crowned Kinglet in Maine
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About

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

License at http://www.paya.com/videos/157785

   
       
  Golden-crowned Kinglet
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About

Published on Apr 17, 2014

Golden-crowned Kinglet.
Walker Art Center. Minneapolis MN.
April 17, 2014

   
       
  Golden crowned Kinglet
naturalist97333
 
   
 
About

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
The Wood Thrush Shop
 
   
 
About

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
PeregrineFalcon1918
 
   
 
About

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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Debbie Tasa
4/16/2019

Location: Sherburne County, east of the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge.

Spotted more than one.  Male and female.

 
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