Saturday, May 6, 2017

Eastern Kingbird, May 6, 2017

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, May 1, 2017
Eastern Kingbirds, Tyrannus tyrannus, are named for their aggressive behavior towards other birds, often driving away larger birds such as crows and hawks. This aggression is most often seen during nesting season.

Their most conspicuous identifier is the white band on their tail feathers. Kingbirds are in the flycatcher family. They swiftly pursue their primary source of food, flying insects. They also eat berries that they are able to pick off the bushes in flight.

Have a Wonderful Week-End!

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  1. ...I don't believe that I've either seen one before.

  2. Hi Lea, love the photos, I am familiar with the Kingbird from seeing them in Florida, but the Flycatcher is new to me.
    Take care, Gordon.

    1. Hello Gordon,
      Sorry to cause confusion - what I meant to say is that the Kingbird is a member of the Flycatcher family, not that they are two different birds. I have made a correction on my blog, and I will try to be careful about my sentence structure in the future.
      Have a wonderful week-end!

  3. Beautiful bird, fantastic photos Lea.

  4. Excellent, clear shots of the Kingbird! We see them sitting on our pasture fence, but I've never gotten a photo. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  5. Hi Lea-
    Delightful photos!
    Please send us some of your lovely Kingbirds to eat the mosquitoes here :)
    Have a Happy Weekend!
    Peace :)

  6. Beautiful photos ~ Lea of the Kingbird ~ thanks,

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

  7. They're so pretty. It's been a long while since I've seen one....a special treat today.

    Before I leave, I'd like to send along my thanks for sharing this with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!! Have a glorious week ahead.

  8. seems like it has the same behavier as gulls towards bird of prey. Love the beautiful tail :)

  9. Hello, pretty captures of the Kingbird. I was away for two weeks and I am so sorry to be late commenting and visiting your post. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!


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