One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large American tyrant flycatcher, typically with a gray head and back and yellowish or white underparts.
Genus Tyrannus, family Tyrannidae: several species
- ‘Larger forest birds such as the grey kingbird, the streaked saltator, or the tropical mockingbird flit among the taller tree branches.’
- ‘We also have an Eastern kingbird indicating he'd like to make his home here.’
- ‘From the Atlantic coastline to the Pocomoke River and Forest, Worcester is home to pelicans and peewees, kingbirds and cuckoos, and herons, harriers, and eagles.’
- ‘I saw mockingbirds and bluebirds on my slow drive back, but grosbeaks, tanagers, kingbirds, and buntings are apparently not back yet.’
- ‘Over 350 species of birds have been recorded in Worcester Country, including pelicans and pewees, kingbirds and cuckoos, herons, harriers, and eagles.’
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