Eastern Kingbird

(Tyrannus tyrannus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Eastern Kingbird

NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common to abundant migrant and breeder

Habitat

Open savanna-like areas, often near water, fragmented forest clearings

Size

8½ in length

15 wingspan

 

 

  Photo by Kirk Nelson

Identification

 

 
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Migration

Mid-April to late September


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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Tyrannidae (tyrant flycatchers)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Uploaded on Jun 12, 2010

Photographed at Turtle River State Park, North Dakota (11 June 2010).

 
     
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Eastern Kingbird recorded by George Jameson.

 
     
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Published on Aug 27, 2013

The Eastern Kingbird is a common flycatcher throughout most of North America. It can be seen in open country, woodland clearings, orchards, farms, roadsides, wires. It is black above, white below with a conspicuous white band at tip of its dark tail. A red crown patch is usually concealed. It sits on exposed perches and sallies forth to snap up insects. It chases away much larger birds by diving on their backs. The song is a high squeaky chattering "kt'zee" and "zeer" calls sounding like electrical sparks.

 
     
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Published on Sep 21, 2013

Solo birding trip....

Tyrannus tyrannus

New Haven parks and recreation, Indiana, USA 09-08-2013

 
     

 

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Location: Oxbow Park, Oxbow Park Dr, Byron, MN 55920, United States


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5/23/2015

Location: Myre-Big Island State Park, Freeborn County

Near the Prairie View Trail in Myre-Big Island State Park

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MinnesotaSeasons.com Sightings

   

Afton State Park

Agassiz Dunes SNA

Anna Gronseth Prairie

Antelope Valley SNA

Beaver Creek Valley State Park

Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

Blanket Flower Prairie SNA

Blazing Star Prairie

Blue Mounds State Park

Bonanza Prairie SNA

Buffalo River State Park

Bunker Hills Regional Park

Butternut Valley Prairie SNA

Camden State Park

Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center

Cedar Mountain SNA

Cherry Grove Blind Valley SNA

Chippewa Prairie

Cottonwood River Prairie SNA

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

Des Moines River SNA

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Felton Prairie SNA
Bicentennial Unit

Flandrau State Park

Frenchman’s Bluff SNA

Frontenac State Park

Glendalough State Park

Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

Hastings Sand Coulee SNA

Helen Allison Savanna SNA

Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie

Holthe Prairie SNA

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Hythecker Prairie SNA

Iron Horse Prairie SNA

Joseph A. Tauer Prairie SNA

Kasota Prairie

Lake Bronson State Park

Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Lake Louise State Park

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Maplewood State Park

Margherita Preserve-Audubon Prairie

Minneopa State Park

Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area
Lawrence Unit

Moose Lake State Park

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

Myre-Big Island State Park

Northern Tallgrass Prairie NWR
Touch the Sky Prairie Unit

Ordway Prairie

Oronoco Prairie SNA

Pembina Trail Preserve SNA
Crookston Prairie Unit

Pin Oak Prairie SNA

Pine Bend Bluffs SNA

Prairie Coteau SNA

Red Rock Prairie

Rice Lake State Park

Ripley Esker SNA

River Terrace Prairie SNA

Robert Ney Memorial Park Reserve

Rock Ridge Prairie SNA

Santee Prairie SNA

Savage Fen SNA

Schaefer Prairie

Sheepberry Fen

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

Shooting Star Prairie SNA

Split Rock Creek State Park

Spring Creek Prairie SNA

Spring Lake Park Reserve

Spring Prairie Preserve

Swedes Forest, Homme-Kollin Unit SNA

Town Hall Prairie

Upper Sioux Agency State Park

Verlyn Marth Memorial Prairie SNA

Whitetail Woods Regional Park

Wild River State Park

William O’Brien State Park

Yellow Bank Hills SNA


 

 

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