Tyrannus verticalis

Common Names: Western kingbird
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Tyrant Flycatchers

Adults are grey-olive on the upperparts with a grey head and a dark line through the eyes; the underparts are light becoming light orange-yellow on the lower breast and belly. They have a long black tail with white outer feathers. Western kingbirds also have a reddish crown that they only display during courtship and confrontations with other species.

They wait on an open perch and fly out to catch insects in flight, sometimes hovering and then dropping to catch food on the ground. They also eat berries.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.