Adults make a whirring sound with their wings, possibly with notched primary feathers. This is a stocky, large-headed, pale gray flycatcher of coastal habitats. Adults and older nestlings snap their bills at humans or other animals that threaten the nest. Pale kingbird, white below and gray above with a darker face mask. Winters from the Greater Antilles to Colombia, Venezuela, and the Guianas. The Gray Kingbird is often conspicuous, perching in the open and giving loud, arresting calls.

An eye-catching bird with ashy gray and lemon-yellow plumage, the Western Kingbird is a familiar summertime sight in open habitats across western North America.

An eye-catching bird with ashy gray and lemon-yellow plumage, the Western Kingbird is a familiar summertime sight in open habitats across western North America.

With dark gray upperparts and a neat white tip to the tail, the Eastern Kingbird looks like it’s wearing a business suit. A large, conspicuous, the Gray Kingbird is at home among the mangrove swamps of south Florida and the Caribbean region. They use the same bill snap in aggressive interactions with members of their own species. And this big-headed, broad-shouldered bird does mean business—just watch one harassing crows, Red-tailed Hawks, Great Blue Herons, and other birds that pass over its territory.

Exotic / ZOO birds: Toledo ZOO Aviary: BIRD SIGNS: Birds of Africa: Birds of Puerto Rico : Suzi's Lair Home Page : Eastern Kingbird: Western Kingbird: Tropical Kingbird : Bird alpha. Its original nesting habitat along the coast has been partly taken over by development, but the bird has adapted, and it now nests in residential areas, farmland, and even cities. Index : Click on a bird to see a larger image. Generally "tame" and tolerant of humans, it is familiar to those of the countryside of West Indian islands, where it is most abundant.

The tail is notched, without white. Also seen in more suburban areas. This large flycatcher sallies out to capture flying insects from conspicuous perches on trees …

Look for a dusky blackish patch through eye, heavy bill, and whitish underparts.

Primarily a Caribbean species with limited range in U.S.; found around the edge of dense woodland, especially near the coast. This large flycatcher sallies out to capture flying insects from conspicuous perches on …

Most similar to Eastern Kingbird but Gray Kingbird has lighter gray upperparts, a longer bill, and lacks white tail tips.