Kingdom: Animalia       Phylum: Chordata       Class: Aves (Birds)       Order: Passeriformes      Family: Regulidae
 

Birds Orders
Anseriformes
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Piciformes
Podicipediformes
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Upupiformes

Regulidae (Kinglets or Crests) are a family of small (9-15 cm) arboreal birds in the Northern Hemisphere. These tiny birds are rather easy to recognize as a group: dainty, greenish insect-gleaners of coniferous forests, all having a colorful crown pattern with eye-ring or stripe. A distinctive single feather projects forward over nares. Their nest is a spherical mass of moss and cobwebs lined with profuse feathers of other bird species. The clutch size is 7-9 eggs, and both parents care for the young.

All six species of Kinglets are in the genus Regulus. One species is found in India.


Common Goldcrest  (Regulus regulus) - local resident


Passeriformes families
Aegithalidae
Alaudidae
Bombycillidae
Certhiidae
Cinclidae
Cisticolidae
Corvidae
Eurylaimidae
Fringillidae
Hirundinidae
Hypocoliidae
Irenidae
Laniidae
Muscicapidae
Nectariniidae
Paridae
Passeridae
Pittidae
Pycnonotidae
Regulidae
Sittidae
Sturnidae
Sylviidae
Zosteropidae

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