Bird Details
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Color: Gray
Size: 4.25"
Season: Winter
Description: One of the smallest songbirds in North America. Drab, greenish-gray bird with dark wings, distinct wing bars and a broken, white eye ring. Males have a small red crown, which can be difficult to see unless the bird exposes it while displaying.
Voice: Surprisingly loud and variable; begins with high, clear whistles and picks up speed. Call is a harsh ji-dit.
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Habitat: Widely varied. Includes pine and hardwood forests.
Interesting Fact: The Ruby-crowned Kinglet has an unusually large clutch of eggs for such a small bird. Average clutch size is eight eggs, but can be as high as twelve eggs!
Scientific name: Regulus calendula
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Regulidae

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