eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION:

  • Length: 6.75 inches

  • Large head

  • Often feeds by flying out to catch insects and then returning to the              same perch

  • Often perches in an exposed location, for example, the very top of a             tree or on a fence

  • Frequents open habitats: agricultural areas and streams

Adult:

  • Black tail with white terminal band

  • Blackish upperparts

  • Whitish underparts

  • Red crown patch rarely visible

Juvenile:

  • Upperparts browner than adult

Similar species:

The eastern kingbird is easily told from other similar kingbirds by its
white terminal tail band and black and white plumage. Waxwings
have yellow terminal tail bands.

 

LIFE HISTORY

Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: N/A
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-5
Length of Incubation: 16-18 days
Days to Fledge: 16-18
Number of Broods: 1
Diet: Primarily insects; lesser quantities of fruit

 

SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE

 

Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.

 

Relative abundance
     C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
     U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
            numbers.
     O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
            sometimes low numbers.
     R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
     Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.

 

Seasonal Occurrence
      Sp - Spring: March, April, May
U
      Su - Summer: June, July, August U
      Fall: September, October, November R

      Winter: December, January, February

 

 

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