Click here to return to the species description page . ALL SPECIES MAPS ON THIS PAGE ARE THE PROPERTY OF SOUTH DAKOTA BIRDS AND BIRDING, and may not be used, copied, or distributed on any other website, blog, or other distribution media without written approval by the site owner. Western Hemisphere Range . Western Kingbird - South Dakota Birds and Birding Western Kingbird Range Map. Wings are brown. You can also click a point on the map to place a circle at that spot. Pale kingbird, white below and gray above with a darker face mask. You can adjust the placement of the circle by dragging it to a different location. Recency. Click here to return to the species description page .

The Western Kingbird is found from the central states to the Pacific Coast and the southern perimeters of the western provinces in Canada into Mexico. It won’t be long before I start seeing Eastern and Western Kingbirds showing up here in northern Utah for their breeding season. Western Kingbird: Large flycatcher, gray upperparts, darker head, white throat and upper breast, and yellow lower breast and belly. Primarily a Caribbean species with limited range in U.S.; found around the edge of dense woodland, especially near the coast. Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database. Hovers over prey and dips down. Feeds on insects, fruits and berries. Bouyant fluttering flight on shallow wing beats. The Eastern Kingbird has a large range, estimated globally at 9,100,000 square kilometers. Number of Observations: 4029 (Click on the following maps and charts to see full sized version) Map Help and Descriptions. Both species perch near open areas and catch insects in flight or dive towards the insects on the ground. Most similar to Eastern Kingbird but Gray Kingbird has lighter gray upperparts, a longer bill, and lacks white tail tips. You can also change the radius by either dragging the marker on the outside of the circle or by entering the radius in the field below and clicking edit circle. ALL SPECIES MAPS ON THIS PAGE ARE THE PROPERTY OF SOUTH DAKOTA BIRDS AND BIRDING, and may not be used, copied, or distributed on any other website, blog, or other distribution media without written approval by the site owner. Tail is black with white edges. It is native to the nations of North America as well as Central America and much of South America and prefers forest, shrubland, and wetlands ecosystems, though it has been known to reside in rural and urban areas. Relative Density. Gray Kingbird - Tyrannus dominicensis Gray Kingbird Range Map. Also seen in more suburban areas. Crouching juvenile Western Kingbird – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/1250, ISO 500, +0.3 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light.