The Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) is a bird in the Tyrannidae family of flycatchers. It is a tyrant passerine (songbird).
The Western Kingbird is grey with yellow feathers. It has a black, squared tail with white outer feathers. It has a grey beak.
It grows to about 24 centimetres (9 inches) tall, with a wingspan of 39 centimetres (15 inches). Its tail is about 9 centimetres (3.5 inches) long.
It is found in the western states of America and Mexico. It prefers open areas. It is territorial and chases away other birds in its territory. It migrates to Florida, Mexico, and Central America during the colder months.
The Western Kingbird eats bees, flies, winged ants, grasshoppers, and spiders, as well as berries and seeds.
The female lays 3-5 eggs, which hatch after 12-14 days.
Location of photographs: Utah, America
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM