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Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus

A large flycatcher seen often flying over o near large ponds and along the river. The bird displays a beautiful white on black pattern on the end of the tail wings when flying.

Common Names

  • Eastern Kingbird (en)
  • Pitirre americano (es)
  • Tyran tritri (fr)
  • Königstyrann (de)


  • Passeriformes
  • Tyrannidae
  • Tyrannus tyrannus

Where & When to Spot

Late Spring, Summer and early Autumn in parks with ponds or along the river. It is a migratory bird and has left the Montreal area during the cold season. Can be observed sitting in the higher branches of trees or flying above the ground and water surface looking for prey.

How to Identify

All the birds back from head to the tip of the tail wing is dark grey. The tips of the tail wing feathers are white. The under part of the bird is light grey.


Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Rapids Park Lachine - 2018-06-30

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f5.6; Iso 280;

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Park de la Frayère, Boucherville - 2017-06-10

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 560;

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