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Kingbird (Eastern)

Tyrannus tyrannus
Kingbird (Eastern)

Range

They breed from Northwest Territories across Canada, south through all of the eastern U.S., and the western states to northern Nevada, northern New Mexico, and southern Texas. They winter in South America.

Habitat

They live in open fields, forest edges, farms, parks and roadsides.

Body Traits

They are dark above, white below with a black head and white tail tips.

Habits

They sit up high and swoop down after insects. They are aggressive, calling loudly.

Diet

They eat insects and may eat fruit.

Reproduction

They build an open cup of twigs, grass and place it in a tree or atop a fence post. The female lays 2 - 5 white eggs with dark spots.

Kingbird (Eastern)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vetebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Tyrannus
Species: T. tyrannus

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