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Thick-billed Kingbird

Tyrannus crassirostris

Thick-billed Kingbird
copyright Herbert Clarke
Length: 5 in. (11 cm)
Noisy, aggressive and obvious, this kingbird occurs only in tall trees of desert riparian areas. The nest of sparse grass and twigs is placed high in a sycamore tree. It feeds almost exclusively on insects, which are snatched out of the air as they fly by the kingbird's exposed perch. The four-digit banding code is TBKI.
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Male
copyright Herbert Clarke

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

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