The Gray Kingbird

The gray kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis) can easily be seen all over the island, although it seems to prefer open areas, perching on trees and telephone lines and taking short flights to nab flying insects. It’s a talkative, graceful bird from the family known as tyrant flycatchers.

Today I saw a bunch of them while walking from Bellevue to Mont Fortune. I also learned what they do when they catch a large, feisty insect like a katydid. They hold it in their beak and bash it against a branch until it is easier to swallow. Check it out in the photos below.

One Response to “The Gray Kingbird”

  1. Valérie Ménoret Says:


    Whaou! I like this photos!