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Loggerhead Kingbird Tyrannus caudifasciatus


Some seven subspecies of the Loggerhead Kingbird are generally recognized, of which two were recently recommended as being better treated as separate species, namely T. c. taylori of Puerto Rico, and T. c. gabbii of Hispaniola. The same study recommended that T. c. flavescens of the Isle of Youth is better considered synonymous with the nominate subspecies described from the main island of Cuba. The Loggerhead Kingbird is a West Indian endemic, which is widespread in forested habitats of the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, and the Caymans, and is generally considered to be resident, although it has been recorded as a vagrant in Florida. Despite the species’ general abundance and its conspicuousness, this kingbird has only recently been subject to an intensive study of its biology and behavior.

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Recommended Citation

Loggerhead Kingbird (Tyrannus caudifasciatus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: