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Tropical Kingbird

Tyrannus melancholicus

Description:

An adult tropical kingbird is 22 cm (8.7 in) long and weighs 39 g (1.4 oz). The head is pale gray, with a darker eye mask, an orange crown stripe, and a heavy gray bill. The back is grayish-green, and the wing and forked tail are brown. The throat is pale gray, becoming olive on the breast, with the rest of the underparts being yellow. The sexes are similar, but young birds have pale buff edges on the wing coverts.

Habitat:

Subtropical forest.


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LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Lat: 20.67, Long: -105.26

Spotted on Dec 23, 2015
Submitted on Jan 22, 2016

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