goldencrowned kinglet (Regulus satrapa)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION:

  • Length: 3.5 inches

  • Very small, active bird that often flicks its wings

  • Thin bill

  • Yellow crown surrounded by black

  • White supercilium

  • Black eyeline and whisker

  • Grayish-olive upperparts

  • Whitish underparts

  • White wing bars

  • Yellow edges to flight feathers and tail

  • Male has orange patch in center of yellow crown

Similar species:

The golden-crowned kinglet is similar in size to the ruby-crowned
kinglet but has a white supercilium and yellow crown. Warblers are
larger and lack the distinctive face pattern.

 

LIFE HISTORY

Migration Status: Short distance migrant
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 5-11
Length of Incubation: 14-15 days
Days to Fledge: 14-19
Number of Broods: 2
Diet: Primarily insects; lesser quantities of fruit and seeds

 

SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE

 

Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.

 

Relative abundance
     C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
     U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
            numbers.
     O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
            sometimes low numbers.
     R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
     Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.

 

Seasonal Occurrence
      Sp - Spring: March, April, May
C
      Su - Summer: June, July, August
      Fall: September, October, November
C

      Winter: December, January, February C

 

 

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