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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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The kingbird is a member of the New World flycatchers, and "our" kingbird is only one of 13 species of kingbirds found throughout the New World.
Of course, there will be other bleeding hearts this spring, of the human and birdlike variety, including those among the Western kingbirds - aggressive flycatchers - that don't catch their fill.
A tattered red balloon hung below the collection of twigs and leaves where two small Tyrannus verticalus flitted around - yellow-breasted kingbirds to the human observers below.
Swift foxes, burrowing owls, meadowlarks, loggerhead shrikes, kingbirds, dickcissels, savannah sparrows and other species also declined.
and the kingbirds hawking above him were wakan simply because they partook of such a day and place, grew from it and larked through it making a cantankerous and indispensable noise.
Little Tyrants Kingbirds are on the go this time of year defending their nests.
Insectivorous birds included Eastern Kingbirds, Eastern Bluebirds, chickadees (Parus sp.
They were chased by Couch's Kingbirds (Tyrannus couchii) and Altamira Orioles (Icterus gularis) from the territories or nests of the latter two species.
Based on nine years of experimental results from an individually marked population of Eastern Kingbirds (Tyrannus tyrannus) breeding in central New York (USA), I test six hypotheses that have been proposed as explanations for why birds fail to lay larger, seemingly more productive clutch sizes.
Many times the holes have already been taken by screech owls or kingbirds.
As we paddled, we were escorted by Eastern kingbirds and red-winged blackbirds, while a northern flicker rattled out its Morse code on a hollow cypress nearby.
There's been the small of hobblebush blooming, the taste of a beech sapling's buds, the songs of indigo buntings and scarlet tanagers back from the tropics, of towhees and ovenbirds, kingbirds and orioles.