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Couch’s Kingbird, Tyrannus couchii


Couch’s Kingbird, Tyrannus couchii

The Couch’s Kingbird, Tyrannus couchii, isa tyrant flycatcher found from southern Texas along the Gulf Coast to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.


Physical appearance

The Cough’s Kingbird measures about 7 inches in length.

It has a large head and bill. It has a dark, forked tail. The head is pale grey with contrasting darker cheeks. The upper plumage is greyish-olive. The throat is pale. Te upper chest is darker-colored. The lower breast is bright yellow.

Juveniles have a browner under plumage than the adult and pale edges to their wings.

Couch's Kingbirds


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