blackish-and-whitish motif (Michigan, USA; 2006-08-22)

Eastern Kingbird
Tyrannus tyrannus

Native Range: North America

Notes: in the USA, the eastern ecological counterpart of the Western Kingbird; often sits on open perches, hawking insects but also on the lookout for hawks or other birds to chase from its terriory; pugnaceous and aggressive, it often challenges and chases off invaders; no sexual dimorphism.

white band at end of tail (Michigan, USA; 2009-05-12)

whitish below, dark grayish above (Michigan, USA; 2006-08-19)