Western Kingbird, Tyrannus verticalis


Western Kingbird
Western Kingbirds are summer visitors and nesters in dry grassy inland habitat in the Bay Area, often seen perched on roadside
fences, from which they acrobatically hunt airborne insects.


Western Kingbird


Western Kingbird
Above, a kingbird extended to catch a bee; below, the usual perched posture.


Western Kingbird

Western Kingbird
The Western Kingbird differs from the somewhat similar Cassin's Kingbird in having
more or less solid-colored wing coverts where whose of Cassin's have white tips, forming
wingbars; for other differences see the Cassin's page.