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Tropical Kingbird

Tyrannus melancholicus

Tropical Kingbird
copyright Herbert Clarke
Length: 9 in. (23 cm)
This kingbird species is found in tall open vegetation, usually at the margins of water courses. It sits low over the water to high in the canopy waiting for flying insects to approach. Late in the summer and during the winter they will also eat fruits. The shallow nest is placed fairly high in a tree and made of sticks and bark. The four-digit banding code is TRKI.
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Male
copyright Herbert Clarke

Open water
Open water

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

Marsh / swamp
Marsh / swamp

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