Saturday, July 26, 2014

Eastern Kingbird

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The white band at the tip of the tail and white breast are good ID indicators. There is also a red crown on their head but is seldom seen.

A courageous bird.  The Kingbird has been known to drive the Bald Eagle from the kiingbird's nesting area.

It is a monogamous breeder over much of N America and winters in in the Amazon area.

Diet insects and fruit. Sometimes it will hover and pounce on prey. I have seen the bird sit on a branch and then swoop down to catch its prey and swing back up the the same branch.

The cow bird will often deposit their eggs in the king birds nest to rise them. But they will usually damage or eject the eggs.

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