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Eastern Kingbird
(Tyrannus tyrannus)

    
        
Eastern Kingbird Information

Length: 8 - 9"

Habitat: Open areas with scattered trees, forest edges, orchards, brushy edges of fields, roadsides; shrubby areas near streams, ponds, and lakes. Requires habitat with open spaces for flycatching and trees for nesting.
Eastern Kingbird
Photo © Mike Danzenbaker
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Diet: Mostly insects, including beetles, flies,
wasps, bees, and flying ants; also, wild fruits and berries.
 
 
Eastern Kingbird ID TipsIdentification tips for the Eastern Kingbird
 
 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Eastern Kingbird Breeding Map Eastern Kingbird Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
 
 
Additional photos and information:
 
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Photos, description, similar species, sound, range, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status.
Photographs by Douglas Herr
Photo of Eastern Kingbird
 
     
   

 

 


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