About the Bird Art:
The image is printed on Epson Premium Matte Paper with UltraChrome Ink; the color should last quite a long time. The print is then mounted on a cradled wood block and coated with a UV resistant protectant to prevent fading. Each block is signed, titled, and numbered on the back.
Ready to hang from a sawtooth hanger attached to the back.
Watermarks will not appear on print. Color may vary (based on your monitor settings).
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4" x 4": $44, 6" x 6": $55
This listing is for a limited edition, fine art print of my original painting of a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet titled, “Love and Kindness are Never Wasted.”
Over the past few months, I’ve been pulled outside to get a closer look at a tiny little puff of feathers darting around the loquat tree. And on a couple occasions, I’ve been fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of my visitor’s dazzling crown.
Ruby-crowned kinglets may look like drab little birds at first look, but if you take a closer look, you might see the notes of gold in their gray feathers, or see that flash of red crown.
Bird in a Box subscribers: this is the bird for January 2021.
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About the Ruby-crowned Kinglet
A tiny bird seemingly overflowing with energy, the Ruby-crowned Kinglet forages almost frantically through lower branches of shrubs and trees. Its habit of constantly flicking its wings is a key identification clue. Smaller than a warbler or chickadee, this plain green-gray bird has a white eyering and a white bar on the wing. Alas, the male’s brilliant ruby crown patch usually stays hidden—your best chance to see it is to find an excited male singing in spring or summer.
- The Ruby-crowned Kinglet is a tiny bird that lays a very large clutch of eggs—there can be up to 12 in a single nest. Although the eggs themselves weigh only about a fiftieth of an ounce, an entire clutch can weigh as much as the female herself.
- Metabolic studies on Ruby-crowned Kinglets suggest that these tiny birds use only about 10 calories (technically, kilocalories) per day.
- In much of the U.S., look for this species in the winter or on migration, when they are widespread and quite common. During summer you’ll need to be in northern North America or the western mountains to see them.
- Ruby-crowned kinglets might drop by a suet cage or platform feeder if it contains hulled sunflower seeds, suet, peanut hearts, and mealworms.
- Smaller than a warbler or chickadee, this plain green-gray bird has a white eyering and a white bar on the wing.