Tuesday, September 15

Eastern King Bird

Horicon Marsh, Horicon Wisconsin

Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Horicon Wisconsin

The eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) is a large tyrant flycatcher native to North America.

Adults are grey-black on the upperparts with light underparts; they have a long black tail with a white end and long pointed wings. They have a red patch on their crown, seldom seen.
The call is a high-pitched, buzzing and unmusical chirp, frequently compared to an electric fence.

Their breeding habitat is open areas across North America. They make a sturdy cup nest in a tree or shrub, sometimes on top of a stump or pole. These birds aggressively defend their territory, even against much larger birds.
-wiki 

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