eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 6.75 inches
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
Black tail with white terminal band
Red crown patch rarely visible
Upperparts browner than adult
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.
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.
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
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.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May U
Su - Summer: June, July, August U
Fall: September, October, November R
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley