Friday, December 15, 2017

December 15, 2017

Location: Marianna, Florida Caverns State Park

I am a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
You cannot see my ruby-red crown.
That might be because I'm a female,
Or I'm a male and it's covered by brown.

The crown only shows when I'm excited
So look for other clues to my ID.
Such as the white eye ring and wing bars,
And I'm almost always flicking my wings.

Sources: Cornell Lab - Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Photo and text © 2017 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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