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Thick-billed Kingbird Tyrannus crassirostris


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Thick-billed Kingbird, adult perched
credit: Hockey Lover/CCSA

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Family: Tyrannidae, Tyrant Flycatchers view all from this family

Description Recalls Cassin's Kingbird, but with a massive bill and much darker upperparts, particularly in adult bird. Throat is white and underparts are pale, flushed yellow on belly and undertail coverts, particularly in immature birds.

Dimensions Length: 9" (23 cm)

Habitat Rare summer visitor (Jun-Sep) to cottonwood woodland in southern Arizona.

Range Southeast, California, Southwest