The Ruby-crowned Kinglet is one of North America’s smallest birds. The male and female are almost identical, and they closely resemble their relative the Golden-crowned Kinglet. This Kinglet has white eye rings, not eye stripes. This bird has an Incredible Hulk complex. He does not show his ruby crown unless he is very agitated. Then he becomes much easier to identify.
These birds have a very complex song, and lay the largest clutch of eggs of any bird of its size (up to 12 eggs). Ruby-crowned Kinglets are found in the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence region, and nest in conifer and northern hardwood forests thriving on a diet of plant matter, spiders and other small insects. This bird is not likely to be found at backyard feeders, unless your back yard is in a heavily wooded area.
Suggested Feeder Types: Ground, Platform, Hopper, Suet ,
- Sunflower Hearts
- Small Cherries
- Nut Meat