French: Tyran tritri German: Schieferrücken-Königstyrann Spanish: Tirano oriental
South Carolina, USA
Throughout much of North America, from British Columbia E to Newfoundland, S to N New Mexico, C Texas and S Florida (absent only in Alaska, much of N Canada, and parts of W & SW USA). Winters in South America from W Amazonia S to N Argentina.
19–23 cm; 40–42 g. Has crown and side of head black, semi-concealed red to orange-red (sometimes yellow) crown patch; often appears slightly crested; upper... read more
Most frequent call a harsh “dzeet” or “zeet”, sometimes in series, or high... read more
Variety of forested and open terrain, including canopy, borders and clearings of open humid forest... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily flying insects during breeding season; occasionally small vertebrates, such as frogs; also substantial quantities of fruit and... read more
Late Apr to Aug; timing varies geographically and within populations. Aerial courtship display observed; partners often greet each other... read more
Migratory; winters in South America throughout most of Andes (Colombia S to S Bolivia) and much of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common. Estimated global population 13,000,000 individuals. Survey data reveal no apparent trend in breeding numbers between 1966 and... read more
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