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Pine Warbler or Ruby Crowned Kinglet? (1 Viewer)

leecea

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Hi - sorry the picture is not great - can anyone tell what this bird is? I thought it was a juvenile Pine Warbler but my wife says possibly a Ruby Crowned Kinglet.

It was seen today in Eastern Pennsylvania (US) in a pine tree.

Thanks.
 

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Jeff Hopkins

Just another...observer
United States
Your wife is right. It's a kinglet.

Most of them have moved through in the past week, but there are still a few around.
 

RobHynson

Well-known member
Agree this is a Kinglet rather than a Pine warbler, can we be sure it's Ruby-crowned rather than Golden-crowned?
 

The Bird Nuts

Birding Duo
Yes, Ruby-crowned. Some show a thin dark mark on each side of the beak like this one does, similar to a Golden-crowned's mustachial stripe but smaller. Not sure if it has to do with feather placement or if it is actually a marking.
 

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