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Sonoran Desert Birds



Ruby-crowned kinglet (female) - (Regulus calendula)

 Ruby-crowned kinglet (female)

Size: 4.25 inches
Overall Color: grayish green
Occurrence: washes
Diet: insects, spiders, fruits, seeds, sap
Nest: hanging cup
Field Identification: white eye ring, white wing bars, hyperactive
Season: winter

Ruby-crowned kinglet (female)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Regulidae (kinglets)
Genus: Regulus
species: calendula

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