Adults are olive-gray on the upperparts with white underparts, with thin bills and short tails. They have white wing bars, a black stripe through the eyes and a yellow crown. . The juvenile is to adult, but with a browner back and without the yellow crownsurrounded by black. The adult male has an orange patch in the middle of the yellow crown. . The juvenile is to adult, but with a browner back and without the yellow crown.
Habitat and Distribution
Their breeding habitat is coniferous forests across Canada, the northeastern and western United States, Mexico and Central America The Golden-crowned Kinglets winter across much of the continent such as Florida, Texas and Mexico. The bird also occurs in isolated mountain ranges in southern Mexico and Guatemala, where it is represented by separate subspecies.
They forage actively in trees or shrubs, mainly eating insects, insect eggs and spiders.
They nest in a well-concealed hanging cup suspended from a conifer branch.
Calls and Songs
The Golden - crowned Kinglet give a series of high-pitched calls on a single note, and tend not to fear human approach.