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About the Loggerhead Kingbird

Also known as: Loggerhead Flycatcher, Petchary

The Loggerhead Kingbird is a species in the Tyrannidae family of flycatchers. It is a tropical species, found on several islands of the Caribbean.

Adult Loggerhead Kingbirds have very dark blackish heads, dark grey upperparts, and white underparts. There are prominent white bars on the grey wings.

Loggerhead Kingbirds live around the edges of forest, mangrove, scrub, and swamp habitat. They feed on a variety of food items, including berries, seeds, insects, and small animals like lizards.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 26 January 2009
Scientific Name Tyrannus caudifasciatus
  • Passeriformes
  • Tyrannidae
  • Tyrannus
  • T. caudifasciatus
Birdorable Family Flycatchers & Friends
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
9 to 9.1 inches
Range Caribbean

International Names

  • 圆头王霸鹟 (Chinese)
  • Tyran Karibský (Czech)
  • Storhovedet Kongetyran (Danish)
  • Bahama-koningstiran (Dutch)
  • Karibiantyranni (Finnish)
  • Tyran Tête-police (French)
  • Olivgrauer Königstyrann (German)
  • Tiranno Codafasciata (Italian)
  • オジロハイイロタイランチョウ (Ojirohaiirotairanchou) (Japanese)
  • Karibkongetyrann (Norwegian)
  • Tyran Zmiennosterny (Polish)
  • Драчливый королевский тиранн (Russian)
  • Tirano Guatíbere (Spanish)
  • Karibisk Kungstyrann (Swedish)

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