Utah Bird Profile
 Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus

Name Roots: (L. tyrannus, "tyrant" - G. melan, "black"; khole, "bile" [melancholy])
(Kingbird: from the inconspicuous crown on the head or the aggressive nature of the birds)

In Utah: 1st State Record
Sightings in Utah
Map of Sightings

by Jack Binch

Other PhotosID / Song

characteristic behaviors:
Not usually found in Utah. 
Habitat: The two sighting in Utah were in marshy areas at the Provo Airport Dike and Ogden Bay.
How to find: Song  Most likely in marshy areas during the fall.

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Occur. (OT#)

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Map of Sightings


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Sightings in Utah  

(Updated Jan 2014)



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