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"Golden-crowned Kinglet vs. Ruby-crowned Kinglet"

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet- The Golden-crowned Kinglet has grayish-olive upperparts, whitish underparts, two white wing-bars, a broad white eyebrow stripe, and a yellow crown patch bordered by black. The male and female look the same except the male has an additional patch of orange feathers within the yellow crown.

· Boldly striped face.

· Black stripe through the eyes, white eyebrow.

· Black and yellow crown; orange center in males.

· Underparts more gray-white than Ruby-crowned

Golden-crowned Kinglet species account


Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet- Both the male and female have grayish-olive upperparts; dull olive underparts, two strong white wing-bars, and a broken, white eye-ring. The male has a scarlet crown patch, which is usually concealed unless agitated.

· Bold eye-ring

· Darker wings and tail with white and yellow edges

· Red crown spot

· White only at the wingtips.

· Tail is stubbier - so much so that tips of toes may extend beyond the end of the tail.

· Hold wings level when soaring and do not teeter from side to side.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet species account