adult; no sexual dimorphism (California, USA; 2006-04-01)

Cassin's Kingbird
Genus species

Native Range: North America and Middle Ameica

Notes: similar to Western Kingbird but with buffy tip of dark tail (rather than white outer tail feathers); grayer throat contrasts with white malar region; prefers open habitats with large trees; song a series of distinctively nasal churrs or teews.

dorsal view; dark tail with buffy tip (California, USA; 2006-04-01)

perched on branch tip; note light throat (California, USA; 2006-12-17)

yellow belly (California, USA; 2009-12-27)

posing for a portrait (California, USA; 2006-04-01)