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see flycatcherflycatcher,
common name for various members of the Old World family Muscicapidae, insectivorous songbirds including the kingbirds, phoebes, and pewees. Flycatchers vary in color from drab to brilliant, as in the crested monarch and paradise flycatchers of Asia and Africa.
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1 -- color) A Western kingbird perches near its nest in a sycamore Thursday, the day for tree trimming in the Saugus neighborhood.
Habitats selected at a significantly higher rate than at least one other habitat included grasslands by five species (western kingbirds, chipping and lark sparrows, and lark and lazuli buntings), willow riparian by four species (Lucy's warblers, lark and lazuli buntings, and lesser goldfinches), mesquite by four species (ash-throated flycatchers, Lucy's warblers, lark sparrows, and lazuli buntings), cottonwood riparian by three species (Lucy's warblers, lazuli buntings, and lesser goldfinches), oak by two species (chipping sparrows and black-headed grosbeaks), and desert scrub by one species (lazuli buntings).
Sex roles, parental experience and reproductive success of Eastern Kingbirds, Tyrannus tyrannus.
When bright patches of scarlet sumac and Virginia creeper mark the fencerows, and streaks of gold have appeared on the silver olive bushes, then kingbirds, finches, ruddy ducks, herring gulls and yellow-bellied sapsuckers move south.
Seasonal differences in rainfall, food availability, and the foraging behavior of Tropical Kingbirds in the southern Amazon Basin.
Temporal components of reproductive variability in Eastern Kingbirds (Tyrannus tyrannus).
Baltimore Orioles (Icterus galbula) also ejected cowbird eggs rapidly with 88% ejected within 1 hr (Sealy and Neudorf 1995), but Eastern Kingbirds (Tyrannus tyrannus) only ejected 14% within 1 hr (Sealy and Bazin 1995).
April 18: In the East, pheasants lay their eggs, and bird migrations peak with the arrival of whip-poor-wills, red-headed woodpeckers, catbirds, cedar waxwings, yellow-throated vireos, meadow larks, indigo buntings, scarlet tanagers, Baltimore orioles, cowbirds, kingbirds, and more than a dozen varieties of warblers.
Comparative reproductive biology of kingbirds (Tyrannus spp.
On 5 September 2002, ~1,400 Eastern Kingbirds (Tyrannus tyrannus) were counted in 1 hr flying ENE parallel to the lakefront, and on 15 October, ~1,350 small songbirds, predominantly Indigo Buntings (Passerina cyanea), had been seen passing northward toward the nearby lakeshore in 68 min; their behavior upon reaching the shore was not identified.
Range overlap of resident and austral migrant populations in the non-breeding season occurs for Tropical Kingbirds (Tyrannus melancholicus), which are permanent residents in most of tropical South America.