It is found in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and, very rarely, in the United States. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
This large kingbird measures 23 cm (9.1 in) long. It is dark grey above and white below. The head is black while the throat and cheeks are white. Like many kingbird species, the loggerhead possesses an orange or yellow crown patch, but it is well concealed and rarely visible in the field. The tail is squared and ends with a buffy-white band.
It feeds on flying insects, small fruit and berries, and small lizards.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Tyrannus caudifasciatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Garrido, Orlando H.; Kirkconnell, Arturo (2000). Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba. Ithaca, NY: Comstock, Cornell University Press. p. 159. ISBN 978-0-8014-8631-9.
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- BirdLife species factsheet for Tyrannus caudifasciatus
- Tyrannus caudifasciatus on Avibase
- Loggerhead kingbird videos, photos, and sounds at the Internet Bird Collection
- Loggerhead kingbird photo gallery at VIREO (Drexel University)
- Loggerhead kingbird species account at NeotropicalBirds (Cornell University)
- Interactive range map of Tyrannus caudifasciatus at IUCN Red List maps
- Audio recordings of Loggerhead kingbird on Xeno-canto.
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