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EASTERN KINGBIRD

Family Tyrannidae

    Flycatchers are most frequently found in edge habitats, wetlands, and savannahs, where they feed primarily on insects.  Many flycatchers of this family are brightly colored, such as some of the South American flycatchers pictured below.

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Eastern kingbirds attack other birds, giving the name of this group of flycatchers the tyrant flycatchers, Family Tyrannidae.  They can attack hawks, crows, eagles, owls, and vultures.  They can even attack cats if they endanger their young.  Eastern kingbirds primarily eat insects, including gypsy moths.  They can also eat some fruit and seeds.  Interestingly, they are not aggressive in the their wintering grounds in South America, unlike their behavior in North America. 
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