Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Bird D'pot

  
 
 
 Bong State Recreational Area
 
Eastern Kingbird
 
 
The Eastern Kingbird, (Tyrannus tyrannus), is a large tyrant flycatcher native to North America.
Adults are grey-black on the upperparts with light underparts; they have a long black tail with a white end and long pointed wings. They have a red patch on their crown, seldom seen. They are of average size for a kingbird, at 19–23 cm (7.5–9 in), 33–38 cm (13–15 in) across the wings and weighing 33-55 g (1.2-1.9 oz).[1]
The call is a high-pitched, buzzing and unmusical chirp, frequently compared to an electric fence.[2]
 
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Tyrannidae
Genus:Tyrannus
Species:T. tyrannus
 
 
  
Here you can see the signature white tipped tail ...
 
 

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful bird shots for the day, Andrea!! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!!

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  2. Nice shots! I don't see Kingbirds that often.

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  3. What a splendid looking bird - its looks rather "long" - I think that must be to do with the shape of the tail

    I had a look at look at your Kestrel post as well - what a good set of pictures.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  4. That bird on the wing is a stunning shot. Thank you so much - and I was pleased to hear that another country has 'unmusical' birds.

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  5. I love the last one of the Kingbird in flight. But ALL your photos are stunning...the 2nd one down from the top of your post, I like showing off its tail markings.

    Thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot this weekend. I'm a little behind in paying my visits as I had a very busy weekend and wasn't online much!!! Your sharing is always much appreciated!!

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  6. Gosh, you have so many beautiful birds that I've never even seen. Wonderful shots. Now I'm off to my doctor appointment. Nothing serious, just a check up. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

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  7. Great shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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