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Tiny King of the Bird World: Kinglet
By Patricia Hilliard
Last edited: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Posted: Monday, October 15, 2007

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The Golden Crowned Kinglet passes through Hudson County NJ in October.

Six Golden-crowned Kinglets bounced from shrub to shrub then landed on the ground.  In the autumn wind, one of the birds was caught under a tumbling leaf, then popped out from under and continued gleaning insects from the grass. 

The Golden-crowned Kinglet is about as big as your thumb.  It nests in Canada in the pine forests where it lays 8 to 9 eggs.  Kinglets feed on spiders and insects.  Their tiny bills are able to pick insect eggs out from under the bark of trees even in cold weather. 

In winter, Kinglets may migrate all the way to Guatamala. At times, when the Canadian winter proves to be milder, the Golden-crowned Kinglet  may stay there and not migrate at all.  Kinglets are some of the smallest creatures on earth, but they still have the ability to maintain body heat in severe cold.  Kinglets are very difficult to find. The photo above shows one as it was gleaning the grass in Lincoln Park in Jersey City, NJ on October 14, 2007 on its migration south. A cold winter was being indicated by the birds.




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Patricia Hilliard

Wild Birds in the Parks of Hudson County

Go To Liberty

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Nature Articles
  1. Think Globally: Act Locally
  2. America's Wild Horses Need Your Help
  3. America's Most Endangered Rivers
  4. Myth of the Irresponsible Male
  5. Helper Birds
  6. An Enigmatic Bird - The Great Blue Heron
  7. Let's Save Ourselves
  8. Hurricane Sandy Update here from Connectic
  9. A Sensory, Sensual Season
  10. Buried Alive
  12. In Celebration of National Wildlife Week
  13. Listening to the Silence
  14. Help A Child Enjoy Nature
  15. Find Your Wild Side
  16. David and Goliath
  17. Barefoot on Broken Glass
  18. Anybody Home?

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