Sternostoma longisetosa, a new species of nasal mite from the eastern kingbird
with notes on the occurrence of Tyranninyssus spinosus Brooks and Strandtmann in southern Michigan (Acarina: Rhinonyssidae).
(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.
Comet Pond fisherman Larry Forgues sent me a picture of a dead Eastern kingbird
caught in fishing line hanging from a branch.
The pugnacious, tough, and sometimes surly Eastern kingbird
is truly the avian king of the Empire State.
Although he didn't win, the association placed his drawing of an Eastern Kingbird
on the cover of its annual Opportunities For Birders publication, a manual circulated nationwide and sent to the association's 22,000 members.
My experiments indicate that Eastern Kingbird
reproductive output was not limited by the parent's ability to find and deliver food during the nestling period.
So it was last week, when news broke of an Eastern Kingbird
, a flycatcher, on an island in Co Galway.
We documented nest parasitism in 11 species (Table 5) and nest depredation in: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), Eastern Kingbird
(Tyrannus tyrannus), White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus), Veery, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus), Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea), and Red-winged Blackbird.
I've even seen them climbing through trees trying to get Eastern kingbird
(Tyrannus tyrannus).--The kingbird probably breeds locally on the floodplain, where it is seen regularly during the summer.
Behavioral information provided by two song forms of the eastern kingbird
. Behaviour, 120:90-102.
A comparison of eastern Kingbird
breeding biology in lakeshore and upland habitats.