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kinglet,

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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On such a road, when I look out into the distance and listen to an autumn wind coming down a canyon from the north, and hear kinglets whistling in the tops of cedars, I can feel just a touch of what the remnants of wilderness in those roadless areas still contain: a sense that, in the long run, we are surprisingly irrelevant.
On the top floor, you're eye level with the birds of the forest canopy: robins, warblers and kinglets that fly, nest and forage all a few feet away.
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Before leaving the country Esarhaddon appointed officials in several cities and confirmed local kinglets in their position, including Necho of Memphis and Sais, Sarruludari of Si nu (Tanis), Pisanhuru of Nathu (Natho), Pakruru of Pisaptu (Pr-Spdw), []au of Hathiribi (Athribis), and Nahke of Hininsi (Herakleous Polis magna), so controlling the Delta and the northern part of Middle Egypt.