Kinglets or crests regulidae

Common FirecrestThe Kinglets or Crests belong to the bird family "Regulidae".


The members of this family are small with  beautifully colored orange or yellow crests that cover the crowns of the adults.

Distribution & Habitat

They occur naturally in temperate North America, Europe and Asia, northernmost Africa, Macaronesia and the Himalayas.

Two species exist in North America with largely overlapping distributions and two in Eurasia, which also share an extensive range.

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