Despite its name, that implies to the Kinglet as “little” or “petty”, the female of this tiny songbird can lay up to 12 eggs. As for the male, it will chase away predators many times his size.
Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website
This episode aired on Saturday May 10, 2014.