Couch's KingbirdTyrannus couchii
- ORDER: Passeriformes
- FAMILY: Tyrannidae
A large, brightly colored flycatcher of southern Texas and Mexico, the Couch's Kingbird is very similar to the more widespread Tropical Kingbird. The two were considered the same species for nearly one hundred years, but they can be separated by voice and very subtle morphological characters.More ID Info
- Tirano Silbador (Spanish)
- Tyran de Couch (French)
- Cool Facts
- Song is the best field character to distinguish Couch's Kingbird from Tropical Kingbird. The shallower notch in the Couch's tail and the greener back are difficult to detect. In the hand, the slightly larger Couch's has a longer wing, but a shorter bill than the Tropical Kingbird.