Ruby-crowned kinglet

Ruby-crowned kinglet

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Regulus calendula
WEIGHT
5.0-9.7 g
LENGTH
9-11 cm
WINGSPAN
17-19 cm

The ruby-crowned kinglet is a very small passerine bird found throughout North America. It is a member of the kinglet family. The bird has olive-green plumage with two white wing bars and a white eye-ring. Males have a red crown patch, which is usually concealed. The sexes are identical, and juveniles are similar in plumage to adults. It is one of the smallest songbirds in North America. The ruby-crowned kinglet is not closely related to other kinglets, and is put in its own genus, Corthylio. Three subspecies are currently recognized. The kinglet is migratory, and its range extends from northwest Canada and Alaska south to Mexico. Its breeding habitat is spruce-fir forests in the northern and mountainous regions of the United States and Canada. The ruby-crowned kinglet builds a cup-shaped nest, which may be pensile or placed on a tree branch and is often hidden. It lays up to 12 eggs, and has the largest clutch of any North American passerine for its size. It is mainly insectivorous, but also eats fruits and seeds.

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Di

Diurnal

Ca

Carnivore

In

Insectivores

Om

Omnivore

Ar

Arboreal

Gl

Gliding

Ju

Jumping

Te

Terrestrial

Ov

Oviparous

Mo

Monogamy

Co

Colonial

So

Social

Mi

Migrating

R

starts with

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR

References

1. Ruby-crowned kinglet Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby-crowned_kinglet
2. Ruby-crowned kinglet on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22712567/94337029
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/707446

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