Perching

Thick-billed Kingbird

Tyrannus crassirostris
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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.

Male | Herbert Clarke


Riparian / River forest
Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Thick-billed Kingbird
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: April 26, 2019
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/thick-billed-kingbird

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Thick-billed Kingbird. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved April 26, 2019 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/thick-billed-kingbird

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Dr. Biology. "Thick-billed Kingbird". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/thick-billed-kingbird

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Dr. Biology. "Thick-billed Kingbird". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 26 Apr 2019. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/thick-billed-kingbird

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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