Eastern kingbird
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Tyrannidae
Genus Tyrannus

Tyrannus or kingbirds, is a genus of large insect-eating tyrant flycatchers in the Tyrannidae family.

They prefer semi-open or open areas. These birds wait on an exposed perch and then catch insects in flight. They have long pointed wings and large broad bills.

These birds tend to defend their breeding territories aggressively, often chasing away much larger birds. The genus name means "tyrant".


White-throated Kingbird (Burmeister, 1856) (Tyrannus albogularis)
Loggerhead Kingbird (D'Orbigny, 1839) (Tyrannus caudifasciatus)
Couch's Kingbird (Baird, 1858) (Tyrannus couchii)
Thick-billed Kingbird (Swainson, 1826) (Tyrannus crassirostris)
Giant Kingbird (Richmond, 1898) (Tyrannus cubensis)
Gray Kingbird (Gmelin, 1788) (Tyrannus dominicensis)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Gmelin, 1789) (Tyrannus forficatus)
Tropical Kingbird (Vieillot, 1819) (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Snowy-throated Kingbird (Sclater, 1860) (Tyrannus niveigularis)
Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Vieillot, 1808) (Tyrannus savana)
Eastern Kingbird (Linnaeus, 1758) (Tyrannus tyrannus)
Western Kingbird (Say, 1823) (Tyrannus verticalis)
Cassin's Kingbird (Swainson, 1826) (Tyrannus vociferans)
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