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The second-smallest birds in Chautauqua County

November 21, 2008
By ANN BEEBE

Can you name the smallest bird in Chautauqua County? Of course. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Now, can you name the second-smallest birds in our county and the whole Northeast? The Golden-crowned and the Ruby-crowned Kinglets. They vary from three and one-half inches to four and one-quarter inches long. It would take three to five of them combined to weigh one ounce. That's tiny!

 
 

 

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