Eastern Kingbird

The Eastern Kingbird is a highly migratory bird. It spends its winters in the tropical latitudes of Central and South America. Come summer, it travels North where it can be found in most of the US and Canada. There is no overlap between its summer and winter ranges and there is a significant gap where they are only found while migrating in the spring and fall. This bird is a member of the Tyrant Flycatchers and like most of that family it eats almost exclusively insects. It is common to see them swooping through the air to catch their prey on the wing. They do often supplement their diet with fruit, especially during the winter.

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