goldencrowned kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 3.5 inches
Very small, active bird that often flicks its wings
Yellow crown surrounded by black
Black eyeline and whisker
White wing bars
Yellow edges to flight feathers and tail
Male has orange patch in center of yellow crown
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.
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.
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
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.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May C
Su - Summer: June, July, August
Fall: September, October, November C
Winter: December, January, February C
Crooked Run Valley