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Ruby-crowned Kinglet Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
 
General Information
- Very small, active bird that often flicks its wings
- Thin bill
- Broken eye ring
- Olive upperparts
- Pale olive underparts
- White wing bars
- Yellow edges to flight feathers and tail
- Male has red patch in center of crown (not always
  visible)

Similar species

The Hutton's Vireo is very similar in plumage but has a thicker bill. The Golden-crowned Kinglet is similar in size to the Ruby-crowned Kinglet but has a white supercilium and yellow crown.

Warblers are larger, don't flick their wings and lack the broken eye ring.
 
 
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