Golden-crowned Kinglet
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Golden-crowned Kinglet Photo

General description.

The Golden-crowned Kinglet have small fear of man and it is easy to approach near enough to hear their thin ti-ti or see their golden-crown. In proportion to its size, Golden-crowned Kinglet lays a larger number of eggs than any other of our birds, as many as 9 or 10 white, brown-marked eggs being laid in their pensile, mossy nest in the latter part of May. The Golden-crowned Kinglet is a very small, olive-green bird with a red and yellow crown-patch in the male and a yellow crown-patch in the female.

Female appearance.

The female Golden-crowned Kinglet has a yellow crown-patch.

Juvenile appearance.

The juvenile Golden-crowned Kinglet has a yellow crown-patch similar to the females.

Flight pattern.

Beats wings several times then folds them. The Golden-crowned Kinglet flies in a rollercoaster type flight pattern.

Population and distribution.

Golden-crowned Kinglet nests from northern New England northward and, in the Alleghanies, south to North Carolina.

Similar birds:

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Birds in the same Family:

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