2013 Bonanza Bird #12: Great Kiskadee

Today a beautiful flycatcher joins Birdorable! Today's Bonanza bird is the Great Kiskadee.

Birdorable Great Kiskadee

Great Kiskadees are large flycatchers - the largest of all in the tyrant flycatcher family. They are also colorful, a pleasing mix of warm brown, black, white, and yellow making up their plumage. They are noisy and boisterous omnivores, hunting prey ranging in size from small insects to small rodents. They also eat fruit and suet and visit feeding stations where these choices are offered.

Great Kiskadee
Great Kiskadee by Dawn Scranton (CC BY 2.0)

The Great Kiskadee is very common within its range, which includes much of South America. It can also be found in the southernmost tip of Texas, to the delight of many U.S. birders. They are certainly a target species for birdwatchers visiting hotspots in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

great kiskadee
Tomorrow we will reveal a North American bird that was only recognized as a species in the 1980's.



Dominic Morrell on July 12, 2013 at 12:10 PM wrote:
Western Grebe!
Birdorable on July 12, 2013 at 4:10 PM wrote:
You're almost there, Dominic. This is actually the white-faced version of the Western Grebe, which was long thought to be the same species.
ILOVEBIRDS! on August 5, 2013 at 5:29 AM wrote:
I love birds,especially the snowy owl and falcons.They are like so adorable,infact ive held a falcon befor and fed it a chick
Spurwing Plover on September 30, 2013 at 12:50 PM wrote:
Just a few months ago i saw a WESTWERN KINGBIRD a close reletive of the KISKADEE chasing a SCRUB JAY
Louise Warner on March 17, 2017 at 10:29 AM wrote:
clark's grebe!
Spurwing Plover on July 7, 2021 at 2:53 AM wrote:
Send in your Grebebences

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