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Kingbird

Tyrranus sp

Description:

Either tropical or couch's kingbird



No species ID suggestions

7 Comments

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

Honestly, I think you may want to leave the name at "Kingbird" with Tyrranus sp. as the scientific name.

blaise
blaise 4 years ago

thanks guys, i'm not familiar with anything from the region

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

The darker face, olive wash on upper breast, and long bill sure do give it the look of a Tropical though.

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Again, they are nearly impossible to tell apart without hearing the call, so there is no way you can call it one species or the other just based on the photo. So I would not accept the species suggestion given

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago

ah, yes, good call ashley.

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

It's either a couch's kingbird or a tropical kingbird, and they are nearly impossible to tell apart without hearing the call. They both are in the genus Tyrannus, so maybe just label it Tyrannus sp and Kingbird as the common name? Then put in the notes it could be either of the two

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago

i believe it's a flycatcher of some sort. Not sure of sp.

Yucatán, Mexico

Lat: 20.18, Long: -88.77

Spotted on Jul 5, 2014
Submitted on Jan 8, 2015

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