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The Eastern Kingbird breeds in open areas across North America. They migrate in flocks to South America from late July through mid-October. They return north from mid-March through mid-June.
This species is a common summer resident in most of Florida, although they are less common in coastal south Florida and absent from the Keys. They arrive in Florida in mid- to late March and remain until October. Nesting usually takes place in May and can extend into August.