Western Kingbird Images

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Western Kingbird Images 2017-03-06T05:00:39+00:00
Western Kingbird with lifted wings

Western Kingbird Images and Information:

Tyrannus verticalis

  • Western Kingbirds are grayish on top, have whitish chests and throats, yellow bellies, black tails edged in white, large heads with heavy, straight bills.
  • Western Kingbirds are “tyrants” and will attack much larger birds that come near their nests.
  • Western Kingbirds are migratory.  They spend winters in southern Mexico and Central  America.
  • Western Kingbirds preferred habitats include overgrown fields, forest edges, desert shrub, savannas, pastures, open areas with scattered shrubs or trees, urban environments including golf courses and parks.
  • Western Kingbirds eat insects and on occasion they may consume fruit.
  • Western Kingbirds lay 3 to 7 eggs which hatch in 18 to 19 days. The female incubates and they are monogamous.
  • A group of kingbirds can be called a “court”, “tyranny” or “coronation” of kingbirds.
  • Western Kingbirds can live up to 6 years.

I hope you enjoy viewing my Western Kingbird photos.

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