Golden-crowned Kinglet: Dr. J. Murray Speirs

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Kinglets are partial to evergreen forests, but may be found almost anywhere during migration.

Golden-crowned Kinglet

In summer they may be found wherever suitable habitat occurs and some occur in winter in Southern Ontario.

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Numbers vary considerably from year to year but this is frequently one of our most common birds during the migratory periods.

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Kinglets are our smallest birds, apart from hummingbirds.

Golden-crowned Kinglet

This species is known by its orange crown (yellow in the female), bordered by black stripes.

Golden-crowned Kinglet

The call is a frequently given, high pitched “see-see-see”. The song is a succession of “see’s”, rising in pitch to a climax, followed by a series of “di-di-di” notes on a lower frequency (some Blackburnian Warblers sing a very similar song).

Dr. J. Murray Speirs

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