Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Regulus calendula

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Field Marks
  • Very small, active bird that often flicks its wings
  • Thin bill
  • Broken eye ring
  • Olive upper parts
  • Pale olive under parts
  • White wing bars
  • Male has red patch in center of crown (not always visible)


Prefers coniferous forests on breeding grounds.  Common in deciduous woods and thickets during winter months in the south.


Common during the winter in the Atlanta area.