Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Great Kiskadee

Great Kiskadee
The great kiskadee is a large brightly colored tyrant flycatcher. They are found from the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas south to Argentina. They are omnivorous. They primarily eat insects which they usually catch in the air. They also eat berries, lizards, rodents and they are one of the few passerines that will eat minnows and small fish. They can be quite loud and boisterous, especially when chasing other birds out of their territory, often times birds that are larger then they are. They received their name from their call which sounds  like kis-ka-dee.   



9 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

a particularly nice-looking bird

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

lindaakacraftygardener said...

That little bird looks so soft and cuddly.

HansHB said...

A lovely bird-photo!
Well done!

mick said...

Great photo of a beautiful bird.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful bird and great photo for ABC ^_^

Neil said...

Beautiful colour on that bird.

AmitAag said...

Great Kiskadee!
http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2013/02/grey-and-green.html

Stewart M said...

Nice looking bird.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Kate said...

Your photos are always exquisite! The GOLD breast on this bird is beautiful. Kate,k ABC Team