The first thing you will notice about the Ruby-crowned Kinglet when you do finally spot one is that they hardly ever sit still! Scarcely larger than a hummingbird, Ruby-crowned Kinglets overflow with energy, flitting amongst branches, darting in and out of sight with agility and speed that is frustrating for the birder, and even more frustrating for the photographer!
|A brief moment with a Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula). Note the bright white wing bars and black patch|
below the second wing bar.
|The Ruby-crowned Kinglet exhibits a thin beak, typical of insectivorous birds.|
|Note the plump body, virtually no neck and large eyes of the Ruby-crowned Kinglet.|
|A special glimpse of the male's often concealed "ruby crown."|