Regulus satrapa, commonly known as the Golden-crowned Kinglet, is a small songbird with a bright yellow crown and white eye-ring. It has a grayish-olive back, wings, and tail, and a white underside. It is found in coniferous and mixed forests in North America, and is migratory, spending the winter in the southern United States and Mexico. Its lifespan is typically 4-5 years, and its current population is estimated to be around 20 million.
Name Origin: Regulus satrapa, commonly known as the Satrapa or Satrapa's Regulus, is a species of bird in the family Regulidae. The genus name, Regulus, is derived from the Latin word for "little king" or "prince", while the species name, satrapa, is derived from the Greek word for "governor" or "ruler". This name was likely chosen due to the bird's bright colors and its tendency to be found in open, sunny areas.
Related Species: Regulus calendula, Regulus regulus