Golden-crowned Kinglet

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

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.

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Details & Statistics


The Golden-crowned Kinglet is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

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