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golden-crowned kinglet

[gohl-duh n kround] /ˈgoʊl dən ˌkraʊnd/
a yellowish-green kinglet, Regulus satrapa, of North America, having a yellow or orange patch on the top of the head.
Origin of golden-crowned kinglet
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • To-day all through the tree-tops I heard the high-pitched tiny notes of that tiny bird, the golden-crowned kinglet.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • In late fall this band is often joined by the golden-crowned kinglet and the brown creeper.

  • A golden-crowned kinglet was there also, a little tuft of gray feathers, hopping about as restless as a spirit.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs

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