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Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Doug Herr

IMBY, 25 December 2019

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Thanks Doug! Precious!


Not only is this little thing pretty with her hat, but also the photography demonstrates so clearly the grasping of small branches with one claw behind and 3 in front.


That is a very remarkable specialized trait these birds have for their ecosystems!

What’s more, they balance, their perch without any need, as we have, for stretching out their upper limbs to counteract tendency to tip! There is not even any visual indication the “balancing” is even occurring!