Length: 3.75 - 4.25"
Breeding Habitat: Coniferous forests, mixed forests, bogs.
Winter Habitat: Wide variety, including deciduous woodlands, mixed forests, coniferous forests, thickets, brushy areas, and abandoned fields.
Diet: In breeding season, mostly small insects such as aphids, scale insects, bark beetles, leafhoppers, and small wasps.
Also, insect larvae, spiders, spider eggs, pseudoscorpions, and tree sap.
In winter, fruit (especially berries) and seeds.
(Female or non-breeding male)
Photo © Robert Royse
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)
Range in New England
In New England, the Ruby-crowned Kinglet breeds in portions of the northern states. In southern New England, this bird is mostly seen during migration, although some do overwinter in this area.
Winter Map from eBird
Sightings of the Ruby-crowned Kinglet Nov-Mar over last 10 years
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS