The eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) - local seasonal appearance

Based on 48 observations in Seymour township, Northumberland county, southeast Ontario, 1999-2003.

The earliest and latest sightings of this active flycatcher during this 5-year period were 10 May and 30 August. The bird is often found in trees and bushes along waterways such as the Trent canal. The typical migration times of these birds through Presqu'ile provincial park, roughly 40 km to the south, is early May to mid-September, with extreme sightings on 03 April and 24 September (LaForest, 1993, p.244). It is a common summer resident which breeds in the park.

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LaFOREST,SM (1993) Birds of Presqu'ile Provincial Park. Friends of Presqu'ile Park / Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, 436pp.

Graham Wilson, posted 18 July 2003, updated 01 January 2004

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