Regulidae – Goldcrests, Kinglets

Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) by Ian

Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) by Ian

For You meet him with the blessings of goodness; You set a crown of pure gold upon his head. (Psalms 21:3 NKJV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Regulidae – Goldcrests, kinglets


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Species (6)

Regulus
Common Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla)
Flamecrest (Regulus goodfellowi)
Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)
Madeira Firecrest (Regulus madeirensis)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

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Dave’s BirdingPix
Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
Keith Blomerley – Videographer
Kent Nickell


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Common Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) by Keith Blomerley


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The kinglets or crests are a small group of birds sometimes included in the Old World warblers, but are frequently given family status because they also resemble the titmice. The scientific name Regulidae is derived from the Latin word regulus for “petty king” or prince, and comes from the coloured crowns of adult birds. This family has representatives in North America and Eurasia. There are seven species in this family; one, the Madeira Firecrest, Regulus madeirensis, was only recently split from Common Firecrest as a separate species. One species, the Ruby-crowned Kinglet, differs sufficiently in its voice and plumage to occasionally be afforded its own genus, Corthylio. (Wikipedia)

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