Thick-billed kingbird

Adults are dusky olive-brown on the upperparts with light underparts; they have a long dark brown or black tail. The underside is a dull white to pale yellow. They have a yellow patch on their crown, but is not visible very often. The bill on this species, for which it is named, is rather large-and-stocky compared to other members of this group and it is one of this kingbirds most distinguishing characteristics. The call is a loud, whistled pwaareeet.

The Thick-billed kingbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Thick-billed Kingbird, Tyrannus crassirostris, is a large bird in the Tyrannidae family, the tyrant flycatchers. This bird breeds from southeastern Arizona, extreme southwestern New Mexico, and northern Sonora, (the Madrean sky islands), in the United States and Mexico, through western and western-coastal Mexico, south to western Guatemala. Adults are dusky olive-brown on the upperparts with light underparts; they have a long dark brown or black tail. The underside is a dull white to pale yellow. More

Thick-billed Kingbird is a PIF Watch List species of western Mexico. The small New Mexico breeding population is dependent on riparian habitat in Guadalupe Canyon in southern Hidalgo County. Associated Species - Violet-crowned Hummingbird (BC1), Gila Woodpecker (BC2), Brown-crested Flycatcher, Bell’s Vireo (SC1), Phainopepla Distribution - Thick-billed Kingbird is a resident species along the Pacific slope of Mexico, from Sonora to Oaxaca. More

The Thick-billed Kingbird is a large flycatcher with a very large bill. It is dusky brown above, with a slightly darker head and a rarely-seen yellow crown patch. It has white underparts washed with pale gray on breast, pale yellow on the belly and under the tail. In fall, it may appear similar to Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus ), but has a darker crown and larger bill. More

This Thick-billed Kingbird was originally found three years ago in the private subdivision of Selkirk Island. It stayed all winter and more remarkably has returned each of the last two winters to the same spot. After participating in the Mad Island Marsh Christmas Bird Count, Nick Block, Heidi Trudell, and I stayed another night to look for this bird and a Masked Duck found on the CBC. More

The Thick-billed Kingbird has a large range, estimated globally at 470,000 square kilometers. Native to Guatemala, Canada, the United States and Mexico, this bird prefers subtropical or tropical shrubland, or forest ecosystems as well as dry savannas, inland wetlands, and plantations. The global population of this bird is estimated at 500,000 to 5,000,000 individuals and does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. More

The Thick-billed kingbird is a rare winter visitor to the Lower Colorado River Valley, and appears to be the same one here SW of Yuma for its fourth season. More

Jeff Coker found this Thick-billed Kingbird on Saturday, Feb 15, 2003 in the late morning while compiling birds for the backyard bird count. He contacted John King and Bob Henry, who also saw it on Saturday. I was leading trips at the Salton Sea Bird Festival, so Jeff took me to see it this evening, after I returned to Yuma. Thick-billed Kingbird Thick-billed Kingbird, No. More

Thick-billed KingbirdTyrannus crassirostris Order PASSERIFORMES – Family TYRANNIDAE Issue No. 604 Authors: Lowther, Peter E. * Articles * Multimedia * References Courtesy Preview This Introductory article that you are viewing is a courtesy preview of the full life history account of this species. The remaining articles (Distribution, Habitat, Behavior, etc. More

The Thick-billed Kingbird is a foliage-loving kingbird that prefers the vegetation of a giant cottonwood or sycamore over a high, open perch, where we find most North American kingbird species. I found this out after spending the better part of a day scanning open perches along the San Pedro, and only finding Tropical Kingbirds and Grey Hawks. Posted by Ben Lizdas at 2:13 PM Labels: 600 1 comments: Kevin said... More

Thick-billed Kingbirds usually occur in arid or partly arid areas in streamside riparian canyons, or open areas near water. They are particularly fond of sycamore woodland edges. They make a nest in a tree branch, usually close to the trunk above 6 meters high. The female lays 3-5 eggs. These birds are mostly resident in territories year round, but birds in the United States will retreat southward for the winter. More

Arizona in 1958, the Thick-billed Kingbird is now a fairly widely distributed but uncommon breeding bird in southern Arizona and extreme southwestern New Mexico. It nests high in trees and hawks for insects in open habitats. Little is known of the species; no studies have been made of its life history, but much of its biology probably resembles that of other kingbirds in its genus. In Mexico it is found in woodland and edge and semiopen areas, mostly in arid or semiarid areas. More

Thick-billed Kingbird is regular as far north as Hassayampa Preserve in Maricopa County. Tyranids are known to wander and Thick-billed Kingbirds have been found as vagrants as far north as British Columbia (once), and casually to Northern California. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Tyrannidae
Genus : Tyrannus
Species : crassirostris
Authority : Swainson, 1826