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Monday, January 13, 2020

Irritated Tropical Kingbird

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Wild Birds Of The World-06/17/2019

The tropical kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) is a large tyrant flycatcher. This bird breeds from southern Arizona and the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas in the United States 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.
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.

The call is a high-pitched twittering trill, tree-e-e-e-e-e-e, with a more complex version sung by the male at dawn.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus Forficatus

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Couch's Kingbird

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The Eastern Bluebird

The eastern bluebird is a small thrush found in open woodlands, farmlands, and orchards. It is the state bird of Missouri and New York. 
This species measures 16–21 cm long, spans 25–32 cm across the wings, and weighs 27–34 g.
Scientific name: Sialia sialis
Mass: 1.1 oz (Adult) Encyclopedia of Life
Length: 6.3 – 8.3 in. Encyclopedia of Life
Conservation status: Least Concern (Population increasing) Encyclopedia of Life
Order: Passeriformes
Class: Aves