Biodiversity - Tropical Kingbird

  • Name: Tropical Kingbird

  • Scientific name: Tyrannus melancholicus

  • Category: Birds

  • Family: Tyrannidae

Status:  Common.

Size:  21 cm.

Weight:  40 grams.

Elevation:  up to 2,200 meters above sea level.

 

Frequents open areas of all kinds, from grass lands,  agricultural fields,  river banks,  to citys and towns.  Found wherever there are high open perches or sparse trees for nesting.

Captures wasps, bees, dragonflys and butterflys with long and itricate flights.  Frequently waits near flowers or puddles to capture butterflys.  Feeds on many fruits, both in flight and at rest.

Sometimes chases and attacks large predator species.

Outside of hatching period, they live in communal roosts with a great variety of other Kingbird species.





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