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chris1948
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 25, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9180878

Saw these as I was walking through the gate into work this morning, had to drop everything and grab the phone to take some photos. The parents were flying around but didn't seem to be bothered by me snapping photos.

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OldNed

OldNed
Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 26, 2012
4:47 AM

Post #9181428

Looks like a Great Kiskadee.

Their breeding range has been expanding north in Texas in recent years but if you found it near Copperas Cove, that's really extra-limital nesting.
You might want to check with a local Audubon Society or other Bird-Nerd group
chris1948
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 26, 2012
2:41 PM

Post #9182331

Thanks Ned, I'll check with the Cornell Univ Flicker site. This was taken on Ft. Hood, about 15miles from Copperas Cove.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

June 27, 2012
1:50 PM

Post #9183687

Western Kingbird.

Kiskadee has a black crown above the white eyebrow, which yours doesn't have, and also strongly rufous wings, not the grey-brown yours have.

Edit: also (just visible in the last pic) white sides to the black tail, which counts out other kingbirds (and Kiskadee too, as that has an orange-red tail)

This message was edited Jun 27, 2012 8:53 PM

OldNed

OldNed
Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 28, 2012
3:13 AM

Post #9184322

Mmm..Looks like a Great Kiskadee except that it doesn't have a black crown or rufous wings or an orange-red tail. I was too quick on the trigger.
Ditto to Resin-Western Kingbird.
chris1948
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 29, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9186923

Yep, Texas Parks and Wildlife confirmed it, Western Kingbird.

Thanks for the ID

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