Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tropical Kingbird

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

 For this week's wild bird, I am sharing the Tropical Kingbird  seen in Belize.


The Tropical Kingbird was not a Belize lifer, I have seen them in different places during my travels.
 Here is another one of my post sharing the Tropical Kingbird seen in Panama.
This bird is a large tyrant flycatcher. It breeds from southern Arizona to South America




This is not the best shot taken from a great distance and on a cloudy day. But it shows the bird well and their colors. Their head are a pale grey with a darker eye mask. They have a heavy bill and the they have yellow underparts.  They eat insects and some fruits.




I hope you enjoyed my Belize bird.. Thanks for stopping by my post and for all the nice comments.

Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.  Thanks to our host Michelle our host Stewart.  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

57 comments:

Breathtaking said...

It's a very pretty yellow bird Eileen, and good shots of both birds.

✿ chica said...

Aplaudindo daqui! Lindos! beijos, tudo de bom,lindo dia!chica

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Gotta get down there one of these days. What a birders paradise.

Stewart M said...

Nice looking bird - I assume they are related to flycatchers - they have a similar look.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, a very pretty bird.

TexWisGirl said...

they look so much like a great-crested flycatcher. well, at least to me. :) such a beauty!

Linda W. said...

What a pretty yellow bird!

Giga said...

Lovely bird in nice colors. I greet you.

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful bird is the Tropical Kingbird.
Very well photographed, my compliments.

Mersad said...

Mesmerizing shots. Especially the first one with the amazingly deep blue sky.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
What a beautiful bird!!Great shots and captures!!Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Mama Zen said...

Pretty bird!

Crafty Green Poet said...

a very handsome bird!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

so pretty against the cobalt sky!!!

Nancy J said...

Lovely colouring, I can see that they would hide easily among greeny yellow foliage. A beauty. Cheers, Jean.

DeniseinVA said...

Super photos Eileen, what a pretty bird! Have a great day :)

Christian Weiß said...

A wonderful bird, must be a great place for birding.

Gunilla Bäck said...

A lovely bird with the soft greys and the bright yellows. Have a great week, Eileen!

George said...

Both of these photos are excellent.

orchid Miyako said...

Hi, your Kingbird is LOVELY and elegant and I visited your post of Panama♡♡♡ 
Always admire your knowledge and explanation as well, Eileen♪♪♪

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Brian King said...

A very pretty bird! Looks similar to some of our flycatchers.

Stephanie said...

Pretty yellow.

The happy wanderer. said...

It takes me back to Costa Rica - thanks, Eileen - as we saw them most days there. They are attractive.

Carver said...

What a sweet looking little bird.

Pat said...

A beautiful bird. Belize seems to be a birder's paradise.

totakeajourney said...

It's a great looking bird, love the colours, wonderful shots.

Happyone said...

He sure is a beauty. I love the iris in your header.

Felicia said...

its a lovely bird.

Betsy Adams said...

Oh yes, I love all of your birds --including the ones from Belize... That Tropical Kingbird is a beauty. What is your total number of different birds you have seen now?

Hugs,
Betsy

Susan (ABON) said...

Great shots of the Tropical Kingbird, Eileen! The second one reminds me of a great crested flycatcher.

Marie said...

Beautiful shots! Another great bird conquest! :-)

Wow--you are planning a trip to CO. I hope my posts are helping you decide about some things to see & do!

Chris Rohrer said...

Yes it does! This bird breeds in several areas around Tucson. And they are loud! 4 similar kingbirds we have to understand.....
1. Tropical Kingbird-notch in tail
2. Western Kingbird(common)-white outside tail feathers
3. Cassin's Kingbird-grayer on head with white throat
4. Thick-billed Kingbird(rarest)-whiter than the other with a bigger bill and a bigger bird

Kingbirds are fascinating birds! Congrats!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
both birds are wonderful and cute. So beautiful !
Best regards, Synnöve

Poppy said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen. The tropical king bird is definitely a beauty; love its red and grey hues, and your pictures show these colours wonderfully!

Have a lovely Wednesday!

Poppy

LindyLou Mac said...

Fabulous bird captures and what an intense blue sky in the Belize shot!

Noushka said...

Great to discover or re-discover these birds here, Eileen!
I am always very happy to admire birds from other places in the world, and you make me travel somewhat with your pictures!! :)
Keep well!

Maya Harrison said...

Beautiful Eileen! I love your blog!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah. the first that I've seen of a yellow kingbird!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Hello Mr. Tropical Kingbird!! Nice to meet you :-)

Rambling Woods said...

A tyrant flycatcher? Handsome bird. Thank you for linking into Nature Notes Eileen..... Michelle

yonca said...

Beautiful bird, Eileen! Love your header xx

Ida said...

It's so pretty, I love birds with yellow feathers for some reason.

Our photos said...

Nice colored bird !

Bob Bushell said...

A beauty of the Tropical Kingbird, I love it, cheers Eileen.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You must have had a fabulous time!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The last photo looks like a pastel painting from an Audubon book . What a sweet bird.

Phil Slade said...

The kingbird is very lovely Eileen. It appears to be quite large and with ahefty bill - all the better for taking those nuisance insects? Have a great weekend.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

How pretty he is! : )

Pete Shanley said...

Looks like this bird has character! Thanks for sharing

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous bird and beautiful images!!

Helma said...

I have often called but abroad are really much nicer and nicer colored birds than in the Netherlands. Very cool that this could photograph Eileen:-)

Adam Jones said...

That's a really cool looking bird.

NatureFootstep said...

it is always great to see them. :)

Phyllis Oller said...

I`ve heard the flycatchers,but was unable to capture a photo this year,great shots! Phyllis

Cloudia said...

Fine and fun

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

I noticed the heavy bill as if it was a fisher bird...

Kathie Brown said...

Eileen, it was always a treat and a challenge to find this species in Arizona, but I did find them a few times. The notched tail is another clue!

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