Wild Birds

Couch’s Kingbirds

Couch's Kingbirds (Tyrannus couchii)

The Couch’s Kingbirds, Tyrannus couchii, is a tyrant flycatcher found from southern Texas along the Gulf Coast to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

Couch's Kingbirds Perched on a Thorn Tree
Couch’s Kingbirds Perched on a Thorn Tree

Physical appearance

The Cough’s Kingbirds measures about 7 inches in length.

It has a large head and bill. It has a dark, forked tail. The head is pale grey with contrasting darker cheeks. The upper plumage is greyish-olive. The throat is pale. Te upper chest is darker-colored. The lower breast is bright yellow.

Juveniles have a browner under plumage than the adult and pale edges to their wings.


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