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