Golden-crowned Kinglet

Physical Traits

These little birds stand out with their orangey-yellow shock of feathers on the top of their heads and a wash of soft yellow on its olive-colored body.  They can be found hanging out in flocks of chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers and warblers.


Pine forests are where you will find the Golden-crowned Kinglet, they do not migrate and feed on caterpillars that attach themselves to pine trees.

Recommended Feeders

Feeder Tips

Golden-crowned Kinglets are insect eaters and do not have the beaks to crack open seeds. To try to see them at a feeder offer them wild bird mixes that have the shells removed and have ingredients that are fine and small.  Use a Hopper Feeder, Tray with Cover or a Tube Feeder for this type of bird mix.  These mixes will bring in the companion birds and possibly you will be lucky enough to see a Golden-crowned Kinglet.

States and Regions Found

They are found throughout the United States and southern Canada.