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Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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Passeriformes > Tyrannidae

Eastern Kingbird

Tyrannus tyrannus

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Dark brown to black above and clean white below. White tail tip. Flycatcher about the size of a robin. Perches out in the open; often seen on tops of tall trees, snags on forest edges, fences, and utility lines. Watches for large insects and makes quick flights to snatch them. Unique, metallic twittering song often heard in summer. Winters in South America.

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