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Western Kingbird Fledgling

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Western kingbirds (Tyrannus verticalis) build their nests in a variety of locations. Usually the nest is located in the vertical fork or on a horizontal branch of a tree, 15 to 30 feet above the ground. This flycatcher also utilizes … Continue reading

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Western kingbirds (Tyrannus verticalis) usually return to our ranch about the 24th, 25th or 26th of April. Once Leonard and I hear and see the kingbirds, we know to begin watching for Bullock’s orioles (Icterus bullockii) and their May 1st … Continue reading

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Kingbirds Return

After spending the winter in Central and Western Mexico and Southern Florida, the western kingbirds (Tyrannus verticalis) have returned to Big Valley. These yellow and grey birds prefer open country with scattered trees or shrubs. Kingbirds are one of the … Continue reading

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