Cassin's Kingbird

General description.

The "Cassin's Kingbird's" tail is squared or slightly notched and is lightly tipped in gray. His wing coverts are also edged in pale gray. This kingbird has a rather small bill.

Breeding habits.

These birds breed in open woodlands and mountains of oak and pinyon juniper.

Calls or song.

The Cassin's sings in a low, nasal voice, "queer, chi-queer" or an excited, "ki-ki-ki-dear, ki-dear."

Population and distribution.

The "Cassin's Kingbird" rarely strays from its breeding grounds in southern Montana, eastern Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.

Similar birds:

Western Kingbird Photo Western Kingbird
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