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Jun 30, 2022 11:39:16   #
old man 88 Loc: Palmview, TX when not on road
 
I think it is a Couch's Kingbird, but it could be a Tropical Kingbird, as we have both in this area.
The only sure way to tell them apart is by sound.

Feel free to Comment or Critique any of my photo's.

Thanks for looking!

C M

Couch's/Tropical Kingbird,
Couch's/Tropical Kingbird,...
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Jun 30, 2022 11:49:39   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
I won't even try to guess but a great capture of one or the other

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Jun 30, 2022 11:55:08   #
Sendai5355 Loc: On the banks of the Pedernales River, Texas
 
Looked in my Peterson Field Guides Birds of Texas. When I looked up Couch in the index it referred me to Tropical.

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Jun 30, 2022 12:13:54   #
KindaSpikey Loc: English living in San Diego
 
GoldwingerTX wrote:
I think it is a Couch's Kingbird, but it could be a Tropical Kingbird, as we have both in this area.
The only sure way to tell them apart is by sound.

Feel free to Comment or Critique any of my photo's.

Thanks for looking!

C M


HI CM, I have an app that identifies birds pretty accurately, and your Pic seems to be the tropical king bird. But as you mentioned it is very similar to others except for the song. Anyway hope this helps a little, and nice shot by the way.

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Jun 30, 2022 12:34:27   #
pbcbob Loc: Delray Beach, FL
 
In Richard Crossley's book, ID Guide Eastern Birds, he states that sometimes Couch's appears brighter with more contrast than the Tropical Kingbird. Your bird seems to fulfill these criteria.

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Jun 30, 2022 12:40:50   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Nice image. I can't help with ID, though. We only get the Eastern Kingbird here.

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Jun 30, 2022 12:55:33   #
flyguy Loc: Las Cruces, New Mexico
 
Great photo.

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Jun 30, 2022 14:32:35   #
photophile Loc: Lakewood, Ohio, USA
 
GoldwingerTX wrote:
I think it is a Couch's Kingbird, but it could be a Tropical Kingbird, as we have both in this area.
The only sure way to tell them apart is by sound.

Feel free to Comment or Critique any of my photo's.

Thanks for looking!

C M



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Jul 1, 2022 06:00:23   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
GoldwingerTX wrote:
I think it is a Couch's Kingbird, but it could be a Tropical Kingbird, as we have both in this area.
The only sure way to tell them apart is by sound.

Feel free to Comment or Critique any of my photo's.

Thanks for looking!

C M



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Jul 1, 2022 08:13:10   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 

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Jul 1, 2022 09:10:40   #
hettmoe Loc: Rural ND
 
Very nice!

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Jul 1, 2022 09:50:06   #
merrytexan Loc: georgia
 
GoldwingerTX wrote:
I think it is a Couch's Kingbird, but it could be a Tropical Kingbird, as we have both in this area.
The only sure way to tell them apart is by sound.

Feel free to Comment or Critique any of my photo's.

Thanks for looking!

C M


it's a great catch and beautiful composition!

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Jul 1, 2022 10:57:03   #
wham121736 Loc: Long Island, New York
 
Merlin ids it as a Tropical Kingberg

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Jul 1, 2022 11:35:00   #
JRiepe Loc: Southern Illinois
 
Nice shot.

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Jul 1, 2022 12:18:34   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
GoldwingerTX wrote:
I think it is a Couch's Kingbird, but it could be a Tropical Kingbird, as we have both in this area.
The only sure way to tell them apart is by sound.

Feel free to Comment or Critique any of my photo's.

Thanks for looking!

C M



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