This is a companion to my other Bird of the Day blog, which focuses on birds I have seen in Victoria, Canada.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Great Kiskadee

Pitangus sulphuratus

Large flycatcher
Heavy, black bill
Black head with white eyebrow
White throat
Yellow underparts
Reddish-brown upperparts

Listen to its call.

There are three birds of similar appearance in Mexico: the Great Kiskadee, the Boat-billed Flycatcher and the Social Flycatcher. Although they all have the same color pattern, the first two are larger than the Social Flycatcher with much larger bills, particularly the Boat-billed. In addition, the Great Kiskadee has more rufous in its wings than the others, as can be seen in these photos.

Learn more about the Great Kiskadee.

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