CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
Natural History: The Ruby-crowned Kinglet eats insects, other invertebrates, and fruits by hovering and snatching from the tree canopies. It nests in conifer twigs, hanging above the ground. Breeding season is from mid-May to mid-August.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in coastal and dune scrub areas, all forest areas, and in ornamentals.
Frequency: This species is common in the summer and fall and abundant in the winter.
Identifying Characteristics: This is a tiny bird with an olive-gray above with an incomplete white ring around its eye and 2 pale bars across its wings. The male has a ruby crown. The species has a tendency to twitch.
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