Order Passeriformes

Family Regulidae

Kinglets and Firecrests
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General
  • Very small birds with medium-long wings and tail, thin, straight and pointed bill, longish legs; general grey-green plumage coloration offset by pale wingbars, variably contrasting head markings, one species plainer-headed.
  • Nearctic, Palearctic and, marginally, Oriental Regions.
  • Coniferous forest, also mixed and deciduous woodland, locally laurel forest with tree-heath.
  • 8-11 cm.
  • 1 genus, 6 species, 28 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Martens, J. & Päckert, M. (2017). Kinglets and Firecrests (Regulidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52307 on 25 September 2017).