Kinglet family (Regulidae)
A very small bird. Black cap with golden crown, white eyebrow, greenish-gray back, gray belly, two white wing bars.
Call is a very high-pitched series of notes, all on one pitch “tsee tsee tsee”. Notes are similar to the Brown Creeper, but the Golden-crowned Kinglet’s call has 3 notes whereas the Brown Creeper’s call has only one note.
The genus name Regulus is from the Latin for "little king." The species name satrapa is from the Greek for “a ruler who wears a golden crown.”
In the Nature Park:
Winter resident. Migrates north to Alaska and Canada in April, returns in October.