Ruby-crowned Kinglet

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet was described in 1766 by Linnaeus; its generic name is Latin for 'little king'. The Kinglets are a group which appear to be only distantly related to all other passerines. The Ruby-crowned Kinglet differs sufficiently in its voice and plumage from other kinglets that it is occasionally placed in its own genus, Corthylio.

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Ruby-crowned Kinglets have bold, incomplete white eye-rings. Their legs are black and their feet, yellow. They are slightly larger than the closely related Golden-crowned Kinglet and lack that species' black and white head stripes. Male Ruby-crowned Kinglets have bright red crests (that can vary in color to orange), which can be raised when the bird is excited but which are more often completely hidden. Females look like males but lack the red crest. More

the Ruby-crowned Kinglet, differs sufficiently in its voice and plumage to occasionally be afforded its own genus, Corthylio. Contents - * 1 Name * 2 Description * 3 Habitat * 4 Behaviour * 4.1 Diet and feeding * 4. More

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) is a very small songbird of the Kinglet family Regulidae native to North America. Both the male and female have olive-grey plumage with a thin black bill and short tail. The male bears a red crown which gives the bird its common name. More

Ruby-crowned Kinglet feeds in ornamental tree on Main Post. Natural History: The Ruby-crowned Kinglet eats insects, other invertebrates, and fruits by hovering and snatching from the tree canopies. It nests in conifer twigs, hanging above the ground. Breeding season is from mid-May to mid-August. General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in coastal and dune scrub areas, all forest areas, and in ornamentals. More

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet is a small songbird found throughout North America. Typical breeding habitats of this bird include coniferous woodlands in Canada, Alaska, northern New England and the western United States. Nests are cup-shaped and suspended from branches on the conifers. In winter months, this species migrates southward to the southern United States and Mexico. Some western populations are permanent residents. Recently, less disturbed populations have been discovered farther north. More

Ruby-crowned Kinglet number 2310-75634 has provided a special connection between two bird research stations studying urban bird ecology – an underappreciated focus that often struggles for acknowledgment and recognition. And it provides an opportunity for us all to marvel at the resilience of such a small creature, and how much we still don’t know about this common bird that flits among us, just passing by. More

* and this must be saidthe watercolor of the ruby-crowned kinglet is the work of David Allen Sibley. ::learning to draw in 2007:: - * lightbulbhere is where you will find progress. where i can show you what i learn; my journey becoming comfortable putting pencil to paper, creating something i will be proud of. More

One of North America's smallest birds, the Ruby-crowned Kinglet can be recognized by its constant wing-flicking. The male shows its red crown only infrequently. More

Ruby-Crowned Kinglets and Golden-crowned Kingets are some of the sweetest little birds you can see. - These tiny birds are able to feed on the very tips of conifer branches. They resemble warblers and vireos, but are smaller and have short, forked tails. Kinglet movements are brisk and continuous. For us at American Bird Guide, the easiest way to identify Ruby-Crowned Kinglets is by the distinctive white eye ring because the ruby patch on the head is often not visible. More

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula was one of the first birds I was able to identify at a glance as a child. However, I must add that our household word for it was the devil bird because of it’s early morning, alarm-clock habit of coming to knock on all of the bedroom windows of our home. More

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet was described in 1766 by Linnaeus; its generic name is Latin for 'little king'. The Kinglets are a group which appear to be only distantly related to all other passerines. The Ruby-crowned Kinglet differs sufficiently in its voice and plumage from other kinglets that it is occasionally placed in its own genus, Corthylio. More

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet has grayish-white underparts and olive-gray upperparts, a grayish-white eye ring broken at the top, and double white wingbars . The male has a red crest but is normally never seen. The female resembles the male, but is duller and lacks the red crest. This bird is slightly smaller than the smallest warbler measuring 3 3/4 - 4 1/4" in length with a wingspread of 6 3/4 - 7 1/4". More

Ruby-crowned Kinglet in the bottlebrush tree outside Ackerman Union. 3/2/05 Ruby-crowned Kinglet in the UCLA Botanical Garden. 3/8/05 Ruby-crowned Kinglet illustration. -Photos by Jason Finley -Illustration by Robert C. Stebbins from "Birds of the Campus" (1947) by Dr. Loye Miller. Description: Tiny. More

Ruby-crowned Kinglet is actually quite different from other kinglet species both in plumage and voice, so much so that it is sometimes given its own genus, Corthylio. Identification: General: The Ruby-crowned Kinglet is about 4.25” long, and weighs approximately 6.5 grams. Overall it is an unmarked, dull, olive-green colour, has a small, dark bill, black legs with pale toes, rounded wings, and a short and shallowly notched tail. More

The ruby-crowned kinglet is a small, greenish, active bird recognizable by its big white eye ring, white wing bars, and tiny bill. In breeding season it is a bird of coniferous and mixed woodlands, but in winter it favors thickets, brushy areas, and woodlands with a thick understory. The song is improbably loud and musical for so small a bird. Observers who hear one before seeing it often assume it is a much larger species. More

The Ruby-Crowned Kinglet is one of the smallest birds in North America. This common bird constantly flickers its wings, which gives it an appearance of constant movement. Follow these steps to correctly spot and identify a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet. Difficulty: Moderately EasyInstructions 1. Step 1 Find a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet in its preferred habitats and ranges. More

In April I came across a number of ruby-crowned kinglets in the game land north of Cooper's Pond (during those oh so wonderful days when leaves didn't obscure everything). Ruby-crowned kinglet They're tiny, tiny birds, not much larger than a hummingbird. Kinglet ready to fly Their colors are gray and olive - and yellow. The male ruby-crowned kinglet has a ruby crown, which isn't always visible. More

Ruby-crowned Kinglet Information Length: 3.75 - 4.25" Habitat: Breeding Habitat: Coniferous forests, mixed forests, bogs. Winter Habitat: Wide variety, including deciduous Ruby-crowned Kinglet Photo © Robert Royse woodlands, mixed forests, coniferous forests, thickets, brushy areas, and abandoned fields. Click to enlarge Diet: In breeding season, mostly small insects such as aphids, scale insects, bark beetles, leafhoppers, and small wasps. More

The range of the Ruby-crowned Kinglet is somewhat more extensive than that of the Golden-crown, embracing on the west slope of the Sierras the territory between altitudes of 5500 and 9000 feet. The species occurs on the floor of Yosemite Valley (4000 feet) during some summer seasons, but not regularly or in any numbers. The Canadian Zone is everywhere occupied and is the metropolis for the Ruby-crown during the nesting season. More

Ruby-crowned Kinglet has dark greyish olive head and upperparts, and warm buff on lower underparts. It has clean whitish areas before and after eye. It has a straight white wing bar on greater coverts and narrow black patch at base of secondaries. Male has a very inconspicuous red or orange crown patch. Outside the breeding season, male is similar to female, without any crown patch. Bill is very thin and dusk, legs and feet are blackish. More

Ruby-crowned KingletThis information was scanned from The Birds of British Columbia (Campbell et al.), Volume III, pages 350-357. Volumes I, II and III of The Birds of British Columbia can be ordered electronically at: . RangeTOP MapRuby-crowned Kinglet breeds from northwestern and north-central Alaska, central Yukon, northwestern and southern Mackenzie across the Prairie provinces east to Labrador and Newfoundland; south along the cordillera to southern California and across the north-central United States. More

Ruby-crowned Kinglets are one of our smallest birds, measuring only 4.25 inches and weighing about one-quarter of an ounce. For their size, they lay one of the largest clutches of eggs of any North American songbird, averaging nearly 8 eggs per clutch, with as many as 12 eggs recorded in a single nest. Visit Shaw Creek Bird Supply to see our selection of Ruby-crowned Kinglet Feeders. More

The tiny Ruby-crowned Kinglet is one of our favorite winter residents. Being just a little bit larger than a hummingbird, you would think that this bird would be shy, but it's not. These lovely little nymphs are in perpetual motion as they travel through the forests in mixed flocks of Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, Downy Woodpeckers and Brown-headed Nuthatches. The males display their ruby crown only when they are agitated. More

Except for the hummingbirds, the Ruby-crowned Kinglet is one of the smallest of our native birds. It is only 3.75 to 4.5 inches long with a wingspan of 6.75 to 7.5 inches and a weight of 6 to 8 grams. A eye ring gives the impression that the Kinglet is staring. Two white wing bars are distinct, but the red crown patch is often concealed. More

Picture of Regulus calendula above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
Original source: Blake Matheson
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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Reguliidae
Genus : Regulus
Species : calendula
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)