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Loggerhead Kingbird
Tyrannus-caudifasciatus-caudifasciatus-3
Information
Range Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and, very rarely, in the United States.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Tyrannidae
Genus Tyrannus
Species Tyrannus caudifasciatus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Loggerhead kingbird (Tyrannus caudifasciatus), is a species of kingbird in the Tyrannidae family.

It is found in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and, very rarely, in the United States. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

This large kingbird measures 23 cm (9.1 in) long. It is dark grey above and white below. The head is black while the throat and cheeks are white. Like many kingbird species, the loggerhead possesses an orange or yellow crown patch, but it is well concealed and rarely visible in the field. The tail is squared and ends with a buffy-white band.

It feeds on flying insects, small fruit and berries, and small lizards.

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