The Red Crown

I’m still looking for hard evidence, i.e. fledglings, of Green-Wood breeding Eastern Kingbirds. In the meantime, enjoy this rare look at the rather subtle touch of red on the bird’s head.
At Sylvan Water.

At Valley Water.
Throwing up a pellet of indigestible insect bits. Camera didn’t catch the bolus, but last year….

3 Responses to “The Red Crown”

  1. 1 Elizabeth L White July 14, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Wow! I’ve never seen any red on these birds. Is it male vs. female, adult vs. fledgling, breeding plumage vs.alternate?

  2. 3 Elizabeth L White July 15, 2020 at 9:37 am

    I have seen them going after predators, but only at a distance – much too far to see the details. Great sighting!

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