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Eastern Kingbird   Tyrannus tyrannus

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.