Sub-category: Tyrant Flycatchers
Adults are grey-black on the upperparts with light underparts; they have a long black tail with a white end and long pointed wings. They have a red patch on their crown, seldom seen. The call is a high-pitched, buzzing and unmusical chirp, frequently compared to an electric fence.
Eastern kingbirds wait on an open perch and fly out to catch insects in flight, sometimes hovering to pick food off vegetation. They also eat berries and fruit, mainly in their wintering areas.