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Kinglet

Kinglet

1. A little king; a weak or insignificant king.

2. (Science: ornithology) Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus regulus and family Sylviidae.

The golden-crowned kinglet (regulus satrapa), and the rubycrowned kinglet (R. Calendula), are the most common American species. The common english kinglet (R. Cristatus) is also called golden-crested wren, moonie, and marigold finch. The kinglets are often popularly called wrens, both in America and England.


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