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North Words: Ruby-Throated Kinglet: The little bird with the big, bold and beautiful song

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He's a tiny fellow, not much more than four inches long, not particularly colorful, yet sings a song that's sure to delight.

The Sibley Guide to Birds describes his song as "lively, varied, and loud." For certain, emphasis should be placed on "loud," followed by "beautiful."

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I'll never forget the first time I heard the song of this diminutive little scrapper.

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