Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii

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Large flycatcher with a heavy bill and a long tail. Note gray head with slightly darker ear patch and whitish throat.

Large flycatcher with a bright yellow belly and a long, notched tail. Often perches conspicuously in shrubby areas, clearings in tropical forests, and some rural and suburban areas.

Bright yellow below with a gray head and darker ear patch. Note long, notched tail.

Flies with stiff wingbeats. Forages for insects by grabbing them in midair.

Recommended Citation

Couch's Kingbird (Tyrannus couchii), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/coukin