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Golden-crowned Kinglet Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
General Information
- Very small, active bird that often flicks its wings
- Thin bill
- Yellow crown surrounded by black
- White supercilium
- Black eyeline and whisker
- Grayish-olive upperparts
- Whitish underparts
- White wing bars
- Yellow edges to flight feathers and tail
- Male has orange patch in center of yellow crown

Similar species
The Golden-crowned Kinglet is similar in size to the Ruby-crowned Kinglet but has a white supercilium and yellow crown.

Warblers are larger and lack the distinctive face pattern.
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