- Tyrannus tyrannus
19–23 cm (7½-9 in)
- Charcoal gray upperparts
- Black cap
- White throat and belly, some gray smudges on chest
- White tip on tail
- Sometimes shows orange, or yellowish-orange crown spot
Winters in South America.
A variety of open areas with a few tall trees or powerlines and forests, including gallery forest, clearings and forest borders.
Often flies into the air from a perch to catch an insect (flycatching).
Their diet consists mostly of flying insects, particularly in the breeding season. They will also sometimes take small frogs. Fruit forms a large part of their diet too.
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- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2016 & May 2018)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Eastern Kingbird. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 14 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Eastern_Kingbird