rubycrowned kinglet (Regulus calendula)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 3.75 inches
Very small, active bird that often flicks its wings
Broken eye ring
Pale olive underparts
White wing bars
Yellow edges to flight feathers and tail
Male has red patch in center of crown (not always visible)
The Hutton's vireo is very similar in plumage but has a thicker bill. The
golden-crowned kinglet is similar in size to the ruby-crowned kinglet
but has a white supercilium and yellow crown. Warblers are larger, don't
flick their wings and lack the broken eye ring.
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: 12? days
Days to Fledge: 12?
Number of Broods: ?
Diet: Almost exclusively insects; lesser quantities of fruit
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 O
Crooked Run Valley