Golden-crowned Kinglet - Regulus satrapa
Golden-crowned Kinglet is a small, in our region migratory songbird. It prefers bushes and small trees and eats mostly insects and spiders.
- Golden-crowned Kinglet (en)
- Reyezuelo de moño dorado (es)
- Roitelet à couronne dorée (fr)
- Indianergoldhähnchen (de)
How to Identify
Although about the same size as its cousin, the Rubin-crowned Kinglet, it isn't difficult to distinguish these two species. The Golden-crowned Kinglet has a black stripe over the eye where the Rubin-crowned Kinglet has a white ring around the eye. Besides this, the Golden-crowned Kinglet is less green more grey around the breast and head and its crown, as the name indicates, is different in color more yellow.
Where & When to Spot
My first and only spotting of this species happened early spring in Park Pointe aux Trembles. Although, the species should be around spring, summer and autumn.