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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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townsendii), or hybrid ([dagger]a) Golden-crowned Kinglet, 12.3 [10.6-14.4] 8.7 [6.7-11.2] (e) Regulus satrapa Chestnut-backed Chickadee, 6.8 4.9 Poecile rufescens (*) Brown Creeper, Certhia 7.5 7.2 americana (*) Red-breasted Nuthatch, 7.0 6.1 Sitta canadensis (*) Canopy group 71.7 [69.0-74.2] 53.1 [49.2-57.1] (d) Cavity-nesting subgroup (*) 21.3 18.3 UNDERSTORY VEGETATION SPECIES Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis 9.8 [8.2-11.6] 29.4 [26.0-33.2] (d) Pacific Wren, Troglodytes 10.6 11.3 pacificus Hermit Thrush, Catharus 3.8 [2.8-5.1] 1.2 [0.6-2.4] (c) guttatus ([dagger]) Varied Thrush, Ixoreus naevius 2.8 [2.0-4.0] 1.1 [0.6-2.4] (e) House Wren, T.
B, on the other hand, reminds A of what they had said earlier, namely that -lein is too positive and clashes with the intended reading of kinglet in the given context, which involves a negative evaluation.
Kinglet 4c Kingmambo - Karen's Caper Our UAE 2,000 Guineas winner last year is back for more having missed the season in Europe.
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.
In illustrating what he has in mind, Dancy says, '[A proper explanation] tells us what makes this bird count as a golden-crowned kinglet: why it is that, i.e., why anyone would say it is that' (135).
perish, our friend has said, and so that ruby kinglet
1903-22 1965-87 Species (20) (23) Difference Killdeer 3-01 (20) 2-21 (21) -8 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3-26 (20) 3-29 (21) +3 Eastern Phoebe 3-17 (18) 3-22 (22) +5 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3-28 (20) 4-07 (22) +10 Eastern Bluebird 2-23 (17) 2-24 (22) +1 Hermit Thrush 3-31 (18) 4-08 (21) +8 Brown Thrasher 3-27 (19) 3-25 (22) -2 Eastern Towhee 3-11 (20) 3-14 (22) +3 Chipping Sparrow 3-23 (20) 4-04 (20) +12 Field Sparrow 3-22 (20) 3-17 (22) -5 Vesper Sparrow 3-28 (19) 4-03 (20) +6 Fox Sparrow 3-01 (20) 3-11 (21) +10 Swamp Sparrow 3-19 (20) 3-22 (20) +3 Red-winged Blackbird 3-06 (19) 2-20 (22) -14 Eastern Meadowlark 2-26 (20) 2-13 (17) -13 Rusty Blackbird 3-08 (19) 3-02 (16) -6 Brown-headed Cowbird 3-11 (19) 3-11 (21) +0 Table 2.
Finally, the Western Pewee Contopus sordidulus, the Berylline Hummingbird Amazilia berillyna, the Solitary Vireo Vireo solitarius, the Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava, the Black-throated Grey Warbler Dendroica nigrescens, the Gray-breasted Jay Aphelocoma ultramarina and the Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula which were mixed and oak woodland birds (Table 3).
IN the David Dixon Gold Cup, Willie Carson boots home Hern's bottom weight Kinglet at 6's with Fulke Johnson Houghton's 5-2 fav Manwari (L Piggott) out of the frame.
Excitedly he sees his first kinglet in Iowa and admires trees in Florida, "where the dead things bloom." He grieves for lifeless animals and desolate people.
The kinglet speaks by flashing into view a ruby feather on his head.