from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A golden-crested bird of the genus Regulus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The European golden-crested kinglet (Regulus cristatus, or Regulus regulus); -- called also golden-crested wren, and golden wren. The name is also sometimes applied to the American golden-crested kinglet. See kinglet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A very small passerine bird, Regulus regulus, that breeds in Eurasia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun European kinglet with a black-bordered yellow crown patch


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  • My Flickr friend Roger Butterfield tells me this is the smallest British bird. It's only 9 cm long. Here's Roger's picture of one.

    November 6, 2007

  • Nice photo! Looks very much like its North American counterpart, the Golden-Crowned Kinglet. :-)

    November 6, 2007

  • Whoa. That bird (both of them, actually) is cute as the dickens!

    November 6, 2007