Found in open country with scattered trees or open woodlands.Back to top
Flying insects, some fruit.Back to top
Captures most prey by aerial hawking from an elevated perch. Also grabs insects on ground.Back to top
Cassin's Kingbird numbers were stable between 1966 and 2015, according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Partners in Flight estimates a global breeding population of 6 million, with 35% spending part of the year in the U.S., and 99% in Mexico. The species rates a 9 out of 20 on the Continental Concern Score. Cassin's Kingbird is not on the 2016 State of North America's Birds' Watch List.Back to top
Partners in Flight (2017). Avian Conservation Assessment Database. 2017.
Sauer, J. R., D. K. Niven, J. E. Hines, D. J. Ziolkowski, Jr., K. L. Pardieck, J. E. Fallon, and W. A. Link (2017). The North American Breeding Bird Survey, Results and Analysis 1966–2015. Version 2.07.2017. USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD, USA.
Sibley, D. A. (2014). The Sibley guide to birds, second edition. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, USA.
Tweit, Robert C. and Joan C. Tweit. 2000. Cassin's Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.