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Tropical Kingbird

Tyrannus melancholicus


Photo take at the marina gardens this small bird is always around the gardens catching insects, about 20 cm tall has white and yellow chest light gray color on the head and wings some black wings as well.Their breeding habitat is semi-open areas with trees and shrubs, including gardens and roadsides. Tropical Kingbirds like to observe their surroundings from a prominent open perch, usually high in a tree, undertaking long sally flights to acrobatically catch insects in mid-air, sometimes hovering to pick food off vegetation. Wikipedia.


This bird breeds from southern Arizona and the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas in the USA through Central America, South America as far as south as central Argentina and western Peru, and on Trinidad and Tobago. Birds from the northernmost and southern breeding areas migrate to warmer parts of the range after breeding.

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Liam 10 years ago
Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus Tropical Kingbird

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1 Comment

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Thanks Liam i was thinking on the Tropical kingbird but i was not 100 % sure :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Atizapan de Zaragoza, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Spotted on Sep 30, 2012
Submitted on Sep 30, 2012

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