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Golden-crowned Kinglet Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    These are tiny songbirds with a rounded body, short wings, and skinny tail. They have relatively large heads, and their bills are short and thin, perfect for gleaning small insects.

    Relative Size

    Smaller than a chickadee; larger than a hummingbird

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 3.1-4.3 in (8-11 cm)
      • Weight: 0.1-0.3 oz (4-8 g)
      • Wingspan: 5.5-7.1 in (14-18 cm)