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Critter of the Month


Critter of the Month - OCTOBER

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet is a tiny, active bird that spends the winter months here in Tennessee. It is one of North America's smallest birds and can easily be recognized by it's size and it's constant wing flicking. The 'ruby' in the crown is often hidden unless the bird is agitated.

It's breeding range extends across Canada into northeastern and western states south to Mexico. Both males and females have grayish-olive upperparts and two strong wingbars. They have a broken whitish eye-ring and dullish olive underparts. The male has a scarlet crown patch which is hidden most of the time.

Their diet consists of small insects and insect eggs and they can often be seen foraging in mixed flocks from late September to early May with Golden-crowned kinglets, chickadees, tufted titmice and nuthatches.



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