- Length: 3.5 inches
- Very small, active bird that often flicks its wings
- Thin bill
- Yellow crown surrounded by black
- White supercilium
- Black eyeline and whisker
- Grayish-olive upperparts
- Whitish underparts
- White wing bars
- Yellow edges to flight feathers and tail
- Male has orange patch in center of yellow crown
The Golden-crowned Kinglet is similar in size to the Ruby-crowned Kinglet
but has a white supercilium and yellow crown. Warblers are larger and lack
the distinctive face pattern.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.