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:

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

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

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

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

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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

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  6. Lovely bird in nice colors. I greet you.

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

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

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

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  10. so pretty against the cobalt sky!!!

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

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

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

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

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  15. Both of these photos are excellent.

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  16. 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*

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

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

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  19. What a sweet looking little bird.

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

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

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

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  23. 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

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

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  25. 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!

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  26. 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!

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

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  28. 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

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

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  30. 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!

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  31. Beautiful Eileen! I love your blog!!!

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

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

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

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  35. Beautiful bird, Eileen! Love your header xx

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

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

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

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

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  40. 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.

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  41. Looks like this bird has character! Thanks for sharing

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  42. What a gorgeous bird and beautiful images!!

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  43. 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:-)

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  44. That's a really cool looking bird.

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  45. it is always great to see them. :)

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

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

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  48. 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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