[CT Birds] yellow-bellied kingbirds

julian hough jrhough1 at snet.net
Sun Oct 26 09:04:15 EDT 2014

Nope, this is not a new species. With the appearance of a Western Kingbird in Bridgeport, and as a member of the state rarities committee, it might be worth an annual reminder to all of us at this time of year. Any "yellow-bellied" kingbird should be studied carefully and other, rarer species should be considered; Tropical, Couch's and Cassin's have all been recorded in New England, and Tropical has already occurred previously in the state. We are due for a rare kingbird..any Western Kingbird that doesn't appear to have the white outer edges to the tail should be eyed suspiciously. Photos are always good too!

Good Birding!

More information about the CTBirds mailing list