Western Kingbird, Tyrannus
Range of the
Western Kingbird spends the summer in California. They are absent from
the Mojave desert. They are also found in the Owens valley and Sierras
above 5000 ft.
the Western Kingbird
Kingbird arrives from Mexico and Central America in March and
leaves at the end of summer.
Diet of the
Kingbird's diet consists mainly of insects. They rarely eat seeds and
attract the Western Kingbird
The Western Kingbird likes open areas and short
perches. They are often
seen on fence wires. They will inhabit scrub lands as well as
chaparral. They dislike high weeds, heavy brush, or timber. They love
the interface areas.
community used by the Western Kingbird
The Western Kingbird uses dry open
on these plant community links to learn more about specific plant
material and climates.
habitat used by the Western Kingbird
Western Kingbird nests in willows and cotton woods, oaks and
occasionally on telephone poles or fence posts. They are quite
aggressive to other species near their nesting site and dive-bomb them.