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common name for members of a subfamily of five species of Old and New World warblers, similar to the thrushes and the Old World flycatchers. Kinglets are small birds (4 in./10 cm) with soft, fluffy, olive or grayish green plumage and bright crown patches. Their distribution is circumpolar in the conifer belt. The two American species, the ruby-crowned and golden-crowned kinglets, breed in Canada and winter in Mexico. Similar are the Old World goldcrest and the European firecrest. They are active, insectivorous birds, traveling in loose bands together with nuthatches, woodpeckers, creepers, and titmice. Their hanging nests are purse-shaped. In the same order as the kinglets are the gnatwrens of Central and South America and the gnatcatchers, both of the family Polioptilidae, found from the N United States to Argentina. These dainty, slender birds are colored in soft grays and have thin, pointed bills; they feed on small insects. The blue-gray gnatcatcher of the United States and Mexico is typical of the group. Kinglets are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Passeriformes, family Sylviidae.
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However, Kinglet then disappointed when only third at Salisbury on his next outing and then he filled the same position again at Sandown last time.
Restoring and protecting areas of native plant species within Cuyamaca also ensures that the park can continue to provide habitat for a wide variety of native mammal and bird species, including the red-breasted sapsucker, red-breasted nuthatch and golden-crowned kinglet.
Kinglet has some nice form in the book, but he is on something of a retrieval mission in the Betdaq Mobile Apps Conditions Stakes.
The Americans have a bird very closely related, and now known as the golden-crowned kinglet.
Linda's Mother's Day bird--and that's what we always call it now--is really the ruby-crowned kinglet (Regulus calendula).
Our list included American crow, red shouldered hawk, red tail hawk, turkey vulture, California thrasher, California towhee, spotted towhee, oak titmouse, wrentit, bushtit, scrub jay, white crown sparrow, gold crown sparrow, lesser goldfinch, house finch, rock dove, mourning dove, California quail, yellow-rump warbler, ruby crown kinglet and Anna's hummingbird.
76) Putubisti is probably to be identified with the kinglet of Tanis Petoubastis II, also known in Egyptian sources.
Disturbance, spoken to and will quiet down, 15 Kinglet Drive
I moved from those to other accounts of birds that I knew well, to near-mythical birds such as the Kinglet Calyptura (Calyptura cristata).
Al Zarooni has saddled the last two winners of the colts' classic with Kinglet and Splash Point but faces a far more difficult challenge this time around given the quality of the opposition led by Mike de Kock's Soft Falling Rain.
The family has come alive in the past 18 months with Night Frolic's Cape Cross filly Joviality winning the Musidora Stakes 12 months before Bonfire struck in the Dante Stakes, and relation Karen's Caper producing the smart Kinglet.
yellow-bellied sapsucker, black-capped chickadee, brown creeper, winter wren, golden-crowned kinglet, and ruby-crowned kinglet).