Ruby-crowned Kinglet

(Regulus calendula)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common to abundant migrant, uncommon to rare breeder

Habitat

Breeding: Coniferous and mixed forests and woodlands with spruce,

Migration: Coniferous, deciduous, and muxed forests with shrub understory

Size

3½ to 4¼ in length

6½ to 7½ wingspan


Identification

The upper parts are olive green. The underparts are whitish to yellowish. There is a prominent white wingbar. On the head there is a prominent, broken, light eye riing. The male has a small red crown that is often hidden. The female lacks the red crown.

 
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Migration

Late March to late May and late August to early November


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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Regulidae (Kinglets and Goldcrests)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Dusky Kinglet (Regulus calendula obscurus)

Northern Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula calendula)

Sitkan Kinglet (Regulus calendula grinnelli)

 
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Published on Dec 25, 2011

Ruby-crowned Kinglets are common winter birds in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Only males have a ruby crown which is often hard to see until they occasionally flare it out. Hutton's Vireos, a year-round bird, look similar but make different sounds.

 
     
  Ruby Crowned Kinglet
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Published on Jul 5, 2013

Great view of the rarely seen crown on a Ruby Crowned Kinglet visiting my window. One of the smallest birds in North America. The male shows its red crown only infrequently. See more birds at http://www.SocialSavvyMom.com

 
     
  Ruby Crowned Kinglet
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Uploaded on Jan 9, 2009

Great view of the rarely seen crown on a Ruby Crowned Kinglet visiting my window feeder.

 
     
  Ruby-crowned Kinglet singing and hunting bugs in Mayslake
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Uploaded on Apr 19, 2010

Slow motion of Kinglet with normal speed song in the background.

 
     
  California Wildlife --- Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, foraging & then displaying its red crown
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Published on Dec 5, 2015

Orange County, California, USA

 
     

 

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