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Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday's Foto

Except for the hummingbird, the Golden-crowned Kinglet is one of our smallest native songbirds. The average bird weights only slightly more than an American nickle. They can be found in small flocks feeding on tiny insects from high in the treetops to within the grass in fields and meadows. Despite their diminutive size, small numbers of this half-hardy species are almost always noted around New York City in even the coldest weather during the annual Christmas Bird Count. They even sound as cute as they look:

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