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Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Regulidae
Genus: Regulus
Species: calendula


This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

North Little Rock, Arkansas
, British Columbia
Reseda, California
Trenton, Florida
Coatesville, Indiana
Georgetown, Indiana
Yale, Iowa
Columbia, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Golden, Mississippi
Laurel, Mississippi
Conway, Missouri
Marlton, New Jersey
Elephant Butte, New Mexico
Concord, North Carolina
Parkton, North Carolina
Sandusky, Ohio
Gold Hill, Oregon
Summerville, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
Euless, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas (2 reports)
Houston, Texas
Magnolia, Texas
Needville, Texas
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Newport News, Virginia
Sterling, Virginia
Walkerton, Virginia
Kettle Falls, Washington
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Members' Notes:


On Oct 16, 2017, GrandmaBill from Parkton, NC wrote:

several years ago, there was one male ruby crowned kinglet who stayed in my backyard thru fall and winter. He was very fond of a bird food mix that I made with cornmeal, peanut butter, bacon fat & a little flour. I would press it into a mold and hang it from a tree. One day after work, he was waiting for me and when he saw me made his little "jdit" sound. I looked and the feeder was empty so I went in to get more. He hovered beside my head as I filled it! I have since moved a few miles from there and have not seen any where I now live.


On May 11, 2009, Cadd56 from Columbia, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

While I've been fortunate enough to have spotted this species, it's usually during spring migration and very rarely during late fall. It's a very fast moving bird and to capture this with a camera is a feat in itself. They tend to be a singular social type and rarely seen in a group. And can be seen in Coniferous forests in summer; also deciduous forests and thickets in winter. Unlike it's cousin the Golden-Crowned who typically fly in small flocks together.