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Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus

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Large-headed flycatcher with an upright posture and a white-tipped square tail. Blackish above (darker on the head) and white below.

Sturdy flycatcher with a black head and blackish back. Note white-tipped square tail.

Perches upright on wires or exposed perches. White below and blackish above with a white-tipped tail.

Blackish back combined with white-tipped tail is distinctive. Found in open areas.

Breeds in open habitats such as yards, fields, pastures, grasslands, or wetlands.

Recommended Citation

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus), 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/easkin