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Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Regulus calendula

Ruby-crowned Kinglet is a very small migratory songbird feeding mostly on insects. It has mostly olive-green plumage with a white ring around the eyes. Males have a red crown which usually is concealed.

Common Names

  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet (en)
  • Reyezuelo rubí (es)
  • Roitelet à couronne rubis (fr)
  • Rubingoldhähnchen (de)

Taxonomy

  • Passeriformes
  • Regulidae
  • Regulus calendula

Where & When to Spot

I made different observations of this species in Spring (May) in Tadoussac. I haven't seen the species at other places yet.

How to Identify

Olive-green plumage, a white stripe on the wings amd a white ring around each eye. Male have additionally to these characteristics a red crown which can be concealed though.

Photos

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Tadoussac - 2018-05-21

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f11.0; Iso 1100;

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Tadoussac - 2018-05-20

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f5.6; Iso 280;

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