Definitions for: Kinglet


[n] small birds resembling warblers but having some of the habits of titmice



Webster (1913) Definition: King"let, n.
1. A little king; a weak or insignificant king. --Carlyle.

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small singing
birds of the genus Regulus and family Sylviid[ae].

Note: The golden-crowned kinglet (Regulus satrapa), and the
rubycrowned kinglet (R. calendula), are the most
common American species. The common English kinglet
(R. cristatus) is also called golden-crested wren,
moonie, and marigold finch. The kinglets are often
popularly called wrens, both in America and England.

See Also: genus Regulus, goldcrest, gold-crowned kinglet, golden-crested kinglet, Regulus, Regulus calendula, Regulus regulus, Regulus satrata, ruby-crowned kinglet, ruby-crowned wren, warbler

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