Loggerhead Kingbird

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 26 January 2009
Scientific Name
Tyrannus caudifasciatus
  • Passeriformes
  • Tyrannidae
  • Tyrannus
  • T. caudifasciatus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 27 November 2018)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
9 to 9.1 inches

International Names

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