A Kingbird came to visit here on Saturday, July 14, 2012 when I took its picture. It was sitting on the electric wire next to the house. I seldom see Kingbirds here at the little farm. They are seasonal visitors here in Tennessee and are around the region from Spring through late Summer. The Kingbird has grey-brown feathers with white undersides and the very tip of their tail feathers are white as well. Kingbirds are smaller-medium sized birds, and are similar in size to the Cardinals or the Mockingbirds. This bird was with a small flock here.
These birds are similar to the Eastern Phoebe birds in looks but the main difference is the white on the tail tip which the Phoebe birds don’t have. The Kingbirds really enjoy catching flying insects, which makes them again similar to the Eastern Phoebe birds, the Swallows, and the much smaller Pewee birds. The Kingbirds eat insects, fruits and many berries. I am happy to have seen these birds here! I have lightened these pictures using photo editing software because I took these shots in the twilight at about 7:10pm. I wanted you to get a better look at the bird. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!