The Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) is a medium-sized tyrant flycatcher occurring in the southern United States as well as Central and South America (up to central Argentina and western Peru). The birds prefer open habitats with few trees and shrubs including gardens and parks. They are commonly seen perching on tree tops or roadside wires to observe the surrounding area. The birds prey mainly on insects which are characteristically caught in flight. Fruits supplement the diet occasionally. Due to their wide range and since the birds are quite opportunistic in their habitat choice, they are still common and the species is not considered threatened. The photographs in this post were taken in Panama in March 2014.
Nice. I saw my fristg on last May in Bouquete, Panama
🙂 great! After my first short visit to Panama last year, I definitely know that I have to go back to Central America for some “serious” bird watching!! 🙂
Wonderful shots, beautiful bird. The refollow means nothing, just cleaned the closest a bit, so that I can get to blogs I like more. You are a great example, missing too many of your posts.
thanks a lot!! 🙂 then I am even more happy that I make it into the “recall” 🙂
Hehe, I have 900+ “followers” and did follow 800+, only average of 120 likes per post? This means many fell by the way side and some followed in the hope of a refollow, but never returned, focussing on those who like and comments seems a proper way to respond. Just impossible to comment or keep up with that many.