Golden-crowned Kinglet: Very small, warbler-like bird, olive-green to gray upperparts and pale breast. Head has bright orange crown patch bordered with yellow and black, white eyebrows and black bill. Tail is short and wings have two bars. Weak fluttering flight on shallow wing beats.
Range and Habitat
Golden-crowned Kinglet: Common from southern Alaska to central Canada and southeast to the Carolinas; spends winters south to Florida and the Gulf coast. Preferred habitats include dense conifer forests; also found in deciduous and mixed forests.
Each of the Golden-crowned Kinglet's nostrils are covered by a single, tiny feather.
Formerly breeding almost exclusively in the remote, boreal spruce-fir forests of North America,ithas been expanding its breeding range southward into spruce plantings in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.
They usually raises two large broods of young, despite the short nesting season of the northern boreal forest.
A group of kinglets has many collective nouns, including a "castle", "court", "princedom", and "dynasty" of kinglets.