Great Kiskadee

About the Great Kiskadee
Also known as: Derby Flycatcher, Kiskadee Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee

The Great Kiskadee is a large species of flycatcher found across much of South America as well as parts of Central America and the southernmost part of Texas in the U.S.

The Great Kiskadee is a colorful species, combining yellow, black, white, and warm reddish-brown tones into an attractive bird. Males and females look alike.

Great Kiskadees are boisterous and conspicuous birds. They are opportunistic omnivores, hunting prey like insects and small animals, including fish! They also eat fruit and suet and will visit feeding stations. They are common within their range and their conservation status is Least Concern as of June 2013.

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