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ruby-crowned kinglet

[roo-bee-kround] /ˈru biˌkraʊnd/
an olive-gray, American kinglet, Regulus calendula, the male of which has an erectile, ruby crest.
Origin of ruby-crowned kinglet
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • We hear the note of the ruby-crowned kinglet (regulus calendula) which some one says sounds like "Chappie, chappie, jackfish."

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • The ruby-crowned kinglet was piping in an evergreen tree near by, but him I had been hearing for several days.

  • During its migrations it is often associated with the titmouse and the ruby-crowned kinglet.

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