The Western Kingbird is a large species of flycatcher found in western parts of North and Central America. They breed across the western United States and migrate to southern zones during the winter.
Western Kingbirds feed on insects and berries. They often can be found perched out in the open, waiting for prey to appear. They capture insects on the wing, sometimes by hovering briefly.
Western Kingbirds can be found in a variety of open habitats, including farmland and urban or suburban areas. This species closely resembles several other birds in the family, including Couch's Kingbird, Cassin's Kingbird, and the Tropical Kingbird.