[CT Birds] yellow-bellied kingbirds
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!
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