Tyrannus tyrannus


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Noun1.Tyrannus tyrannus - large American flycatcherTyrannus tyrannus - large American flycatcher    
New World flycatcher, tyrant bird, tyrant flycatcher, flycatcher - large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing
genus Tyrannus, Tyrannus - type genus of the Tyrannidae: tyrant flycatchers
Arkansas kingbird, western kingbird - a kingbird seen in western United States; head and back are pale grey and the breast is yellowish and the tail is black
Cassin's kingbird, Tyrannus vociferans - a kingbird seen in the southwestern United States; largely grey with a yellow abdomen
eastern kingbird - a kingbird that breeds in North America and winters in tropical America; distinguished by a white band on the tip of the tail
gray kingbird, grey kingbird, petchary, Tyrannus domenicensis domenicensis - a kingbird that breeds in the southeastern United States and winters in tropical America; similar to but larger than the eastern kingbird
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Passeriformes: Tyrannus tyrannus "atrapamoscas migratorio", ha sido reportada pocas veces en Villa.
(1991) observed that merlin had the highest rate of success when hunting small birds such as sparrows (56% catches of house sparrows, Passer domesticus; 50% catches of chipping sparrows, Spizella passerina) and the lowest rate of success when hunting larger birds such as American robin (Turdus migratorius, 11%), cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum), common grackle (Quiscalus quisula), and eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus, 0%) during the breeding season.
2007), Thamnophilus multristriatus en BLAN (Molina-Martinez 2007), Tyrannus tyrannus en VENT (Parra-Hernandez et al.
Exceptions in June 2008 were Red-winged Blackbirds, which probably nested or foraged in wet wire zones, American Goldfinches, which foraged in wire zones, and Eastern Kingbirds (Tyrannus tyrannus), which used the towers as perches and possibly as nest sites as at the Green Lane Research and Demonstration Area (RDA) (Yahner et al.
tyrannulus -- 1(0.28) 15 -- Tyrannus tyrannus 1(0.30) -- 16 -- Hirundo rustica 2(0.61) 8(2.30) 17 -- Auriparus flaviceps 20(6.15) 18(5.18) 18 -- Corvus corax 12(3.69) 7(2.01) 19 -- Campylorhynchu brunneicapillus 5(1.53) 19(5.47) 20 -- Salpinctes obsoletus -- 3(0.86) 21 -- Thryomanes bewickii 27(8.30) 16(4.61) 22 -- Poliptila melanura 23(7.07) 31(8.93) 23 -- P.
Three species (blackpoll warbler Dendroica striata, pectoral sandpiper Calidris melanotos, and yellow-rumped warbler Dendroica coronata) were found only on control plots, and four species (Eastern kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus, lesser yellowlegs Tringa flavipes, spotted sandpiper Actitis macularia, and white-rumped sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis) were found only on mine plots.
Kingbirds are worthy of their scientific name, Tyrannus tyrannus, which translates from the Greek tyrannos, meaning "lord," a reference to their lordly domination of the air spaces.
The major bird predators on grasshoppers are Eastern Kingbirds (Tyrannus tyrannus), Vesper Sparrows (Poocetes grarnineus), Grasshopper Sparrows (Ammodrammus savannarum), and American Kestrels (Falco sparverius).