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Eastern KingBird

Tyrannus tyrannus

Seen over most of the US, *EXCEPT* in the southwestern US and most of the Great Basin, my first Eastern Kingbird was found near Saskatoon Lake in Alberta, Canada. I’ve since met them in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Oregon. These birds spend winters in South America, mostly in the upper Amazon Basin. In defence of its breeding territory, it lives up to its tyrant name (tyrannus), making unrelenting assaults on birds such as large hawks and herons.

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