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Ruby-Crowned Kinglet

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The Ruby-Crowned Kinglet ranges across nearly all of North America and Mexico, breeding in the north and wintering in the south. These active little bundles of energy can be difficult at times to get good looks at, as they forage through tree foliage in search of tiny insect prey. When seen in glimpses it is sometimes confused with a Hutton’s Vireo, but a clear view at the beak reveals the truth. The vireo’s beak is stout while the kinglet’s is fine and pointed.

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