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    Ruby-crowned Kinglet Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Kinglets are tiny songbirds with relatively large heads, almost no neck, and thin tails. They have very small, thin, straight bills.

      Relative Size

      Smaller than a chickadee or warbler; about the same size as a Golden-crowned Kinglet.

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 3.5-4.3 in (9-11 cm)
        • Weight: 0.2-0.3 oz (5-10 g)
        • Wingspan: 6.3-7.1 in (16-18 cm)

    Regional Differences

    Ruby-crowned Kinglets in coastal southern Alaska and British Columbia are slightly smaller and darker colored than elsewhere in their range.