Gold Crowned Kinglet
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A tiny, continuously active bird, the Golden-crowned Kinglet is most frequently found in coniferous woods. Despite being barely larger than a hummingbird, the kinglet winters northward to Canada and Alaska.

Golden-crowned Kinglet:
The petite Kinglets are among the smallest of our native birds. The Ruby-crowned Kinglet and the Golden-crowned Kinglet are the only two species that occur in North America, and they are common in all but the coldest regions of North America. They are related and similar to the Goldcrest and Firecrest of the Old World. They breed across the coniferous forests of Alaska, Canada and the Rocky Mountains of the US, and winter in the US and into Central America. There is much to learn about the Kinglets, especially how, despite their small size, they survive and thrive in cold northern climates where days are short, nights are long, and temperatures may dip to -30 F

Except for the hummingbirds, the Golden-crowned Kinglet is one of the smallest of our native birds. It is only 3.25 to 4.25 inches long with a wingspan of 6.5 to 7 inches and a weight of 5.3 to 5.8 grams. They are an exceedingly tame bird, often entering human habitations and allowing themselves to be picked up or stroked.

Overall, the Golden-crowned Kinglet is olive green above and pale below. The yellow on the flight and tail feathers is readily observed in the field. Its outstanding field mark is its crown patch (orange in the male, gold in the female). The gold crown patch gives it its Latin name Satrapa, meaning a ruler, or one wearing a golden crown. The wing has two whitish wing bars and yellow edging to the flight feathers.

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