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Ruby-crowned Kinglet -
(Regulus calendula)



  • Very small songbird
  • Olive grey above, lighter below
  • Two wingbars, short tail
  • Eyering
  • Male - red crown spot, occasionally shown
  • Female lacks orange spot
  • 4.25" (11 cm.)


  • Spruce-fir boreal forest for nesting
  • Variety of habitats during migration

Additional Information

  • Common migrant
  • Flicks wings
  • Gives two-noted "ji-dit" call
  • Male sings sweet warbly song on migration
  • Sometimes allows close approach
         by humans

Ruby-crowned Kinglet male noted by red patch on head

Female Ruby-crowned Kinglet lacks red spot on head 

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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