Loggerhead kingbird

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Loggerhead kingbird
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In Camagüey Province, Cuba
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Tyrannus
T. caudifasciatus
Binomial name
Tyrannus caudifasciatus
d'Orbigny, 1839

The loggerhead kingbird (Tyrannus caudifasciatus) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae.

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 forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.


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.[2]


It feeds on flying insects, small fruit and berries, and small lizards.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Tyrannus caudifasciatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b 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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