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Golden-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Sparrow
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About the Golden-crowned Kinglet

Also known as: Fiery-crowned Wren, Golden-crested Wren, Golden-crowned Firecrest, Golden-crowned Goldcrest

Golden-crowned Kinglets are tiny songbirds found across parts of North America. They are migratory, with part of the population found in the the Rocky Mountains and other high elevations remaining year-round residents.

Golden-crowned Kinglets typically have two nests of chicks each breeding season. Each nest may have up to eleven eggs - that's a lot of little mouths to feed!

Male and female Golden-crowned Kinglets look alike for the most part. They have dull olive-green bodies, with white and black wingbars, and yellow crowns with black borders.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 14 July 2012
Scientific Name Regulus satrapa
  • Passeriformes
  • Regulidae
  • Regulus
  • R. satrapa
Birdorable Family Tits, Chickadees & Kinglets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
3.1 to 4.3 inches
5.5 to 7.1 inches
.1 to .3 ounces
Range North America United States (West) United States (East)

International Names

  • 金冠戴菊 (Chinese)
  • králíček zlatohlavý (Czech)
  • Amerikansk Fuglekonge (Danish)
  • Amerikaanse Goudhaan (Dutch)
  • amerikanhippiäinen (Finnish)
  • Roitelet à couronne dorée (French)
  • Satrap (German)
  • Fiorrancino americano (Italian)
  • アメリカキクイタダキ [amerikakikuitadaki] (Japanese)
  • Ildkronefuglekonge (Norwegian)
  • mysikrólik zlotoglowy (Polish)
  • Золотоголовый королёк (Russian)
  • Reyezuelo de Moño Dorado (Spanish)
  • Guldkronad kungsfågel (Swedish)

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