Kingbird (Family: Tyrannidae) - wiki
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[Photo] Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus from US NPS. Source: U.S. National Park Service, Valley Forge National Historic Park
The genus Tyrannus is a group of large insect-eating birds in the Tyrant flycatcher family Tyrannidae. The majority are named as Kingbirds.
They prefer semi-open or open areas. These birds wait on an exposed perch and then catch insects in flight. They have long pointed wings and large broad bills.
These birds tend to defend their breeding territories aggressively, often chasing away much larger birds. The genus name means "tyrant".
Snowy-throated Kingbird, Tyrannus niveigularis
White-throated Kingbird, Tyrannus albogularis
Tropical Kingbird, Tyrannus melancholicus
Couch's Kingbird, Tyrannus couchii
Cassin's Kingbird, Tyrannus vociferans
Thick-billed Kingbird, Tyrannus crassirostris
Western Kingbird, Tyrannus verticalis
Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus
Gray Kingbird, Tyrannus dominicensis
Loggerhead Kingbird, Tyrannus caudifasciatus
Giant Kingbird, Tyrannus cubensis
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus
Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus savana
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