Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

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Large, hefty flycatcher with a thick bill, a pale gray head, and a bright yellow belly.

Large flycatcher with a long tail and thick bill. Note pale gray head and dark tail with white outer tail feathers (visible in flight).

The tail is black with white outer tail feathers that are especially conspicuous in flight.

Large, hefty flycatcher with a bright yellow belly, pale gray head, and whitish throat. Note white edging on outer tail feathers.

Found in open habitats such as grasslands, deserts, sagebrush flats, and agricultural fields, where they perch on utility lines, fences, and trees.

Recommended Citation

Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis), 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/weskin