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Friday, November 13, 2015

Photo Share: Golden-crowned Kinglet

Photo by Nigel
Birds of Michigan by Ted Black states that the Golden-crowned Kinglets are seen mainly in the spring and fall in mid-Michigan. As they refuel on insects and berries, kinglets use tree branches as swings and trapezes, flashing their regal crowns and constantly flicking their tiny wings.

Not much larger than hummingbirds, Golden-crowned Kinglets have an extremely high-pitched call. In the winter they are seen commonly among multispecies flocks that often include chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches and Brown Creepers.

Related articles:
What is Michigan's smallest bird?
Shilly-shallying Golden-crowned Kinglet: Adorable!
Black-capped Chickadee: Nature's Backyard Charmer
Small Mysterious Black & White Bird Visits Mid-Michigan
Keep Your Eyes Open for Migrating Warblers

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