Couch's Kingbird

ID Info
  • Couch's Kingbird
  • Couch's Kingbird
  • Couch's Kingbird
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Couch's Kingbird

Tyrannus couchii
  • ORDER: Passeriformes
  • FAMILY: Tyrannidae
Basic Description

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.

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Other Names
  • Tirano Silbador (Spanish)
  • Tyran de Couch (French)
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