Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a red patch on the poll: as, the ruby-crowned kinglet, Regulus calendula.
“Suspecting a ruby-crowned kinglet, I confirmed its identity on the app, then hit the birdsong play button.”
“We saw an energetic, olive-colored bird in the sugar bush, a ruby-crowned kinglet, which Eric called the smallest bird with the biggest song.”
“In October, white-and-golden-crowned sparrows, several races of fox sparrows, hermit thrushes, ruby-crowned kinglets, and Audubon's warblers are present.”
“Common birds include the mountain bluebird, chestnut-backed chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, ruby-crowned kinglet, pygmy nuthatch, gray jay, Steller's jay, and Clark's nutcracker.”
“Billy Trentini sneezed, and that was the end of the ruby-crowned kinglet, which took off like a shot into the woods.”
“What does a ruby-crowned kinglet look like, Ms. Weston?”
“I have heard about a sighting of a ruby-crowned kinglet still here in this area.”
“SULLIVAN: Here's a ruby-crowned kinglet and the Carolina chickadee.”
“Such is the male ruby-crowned kinglet, garbed in gray and green, the two sexes identical, except for the scarlet touch on the crown of the male, which, at courting time, he raises and expands.”
“In this neighborhood the naturalists found many birds that were new to them, including a tiny woodpecker no bigger than a ruby-crowned kinglet.”
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