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Ruby-crowned kinglet

Ruby-crowned kinglet

Ruby-crowned kinglet Regulus calendula

This little bundle of energy seems always to be moving as it flicks its wings and hops from twig to twig. The male Ruby-crowned kinglet sports a bright red crown spot, typically visible only when the bird is agitated, and in spring pours fourth a delightful melody, surprising for such a small, drab bird. It is found throughout Oregon in winter.