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Tyrannus verticalis Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Tyrannidae Family
 21 - 24 cm Length
Tropical dry forest  shrubland, savanna, degraded former forest, grassland, pastureland, plantations. Up to 2,300 m Range:- (Winters:- Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua & . Bahamas, , Turks and Caicos Islands  USA:- Florida.) (Breeds:- Canada, Northern Mexico & USA

(Vagrant to:-Panama, Saint Pierre and Miquelon.)

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3 - 5 eggs, incubation by female 15 - 19 days, fledging 16-17  days. Clutch
Arthropods, larvae and fruit. often takes flying insects. Food  
Very agressive they defend their territory, even against much larger birds such as hawks. See photo Habits
4384 TSN: 178287 - Sub-species World Number
Least concern Status

AKA:- Czech: Tyran západní
Danish: Vestlig Kongetyran
German: Arkansas Tyrann, Arkansaskönigstyrann, Arkansastyrann
English: Arkansas, Arkansas Flycatcher, Arkansas Kingbird, Western Kingbird
Spanish: Chilero occidental, Pitirre Occidental, Tirano Colinegro, Tirano Occidental, Tirano Pálido
Spanish (Costa Rica): Tirano occidental
Spanish (Honduras): Chilero occidental
Spanish (Mexico): Tirano Occidental, tirano pálido
Spanish (Nicaragua): Tirano Colinegro
Estonian: lääne-türanntikat
Finnish: Niittytyranni
French: Tyran de l'Ouest
Hungarian: arkansasi tirannusz
Italian: Re dei tiranni occidentale, Tiranno occidentale
Japanese: nishitairanchou
Japanese: ニシタイランチョウ
Latin: Tyrannus verticalis
Dutch: Arkansaskoningstiran, Arkansas-koningstiran
Norwegian: Vestkongetyrann
Polish: tyran bahamski
Portuguese: Suiriri-ocidental
Russian: Западный (королевский) тиранн
Slovak: postriežkár ciernochvostý, postriežkár čiernochvostý , Tyran čiernochvostý
Swedish: Västlig kungstyrann
Chinese: 西王霸鹟

Sub-species None known


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