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Great Kiskadee

Great Kiskadee

Introduction

Head-Body Length:  25 to 28 cm (9.8 to 11.0 in)
Identification: The tail and wings of the great kiskadee are rufous-colored, and the underparts and crown are bright yellow. Its face is black and white.
Habitat: Streamside thickets, groves, orchards, towns, open woodlands
Diet: Omnivore: beetles, wasps, grasshoppers, mice, lizards, baby birds, frogs, berries, small fruit, seeds
Reproduction:Females lay 2-5 eggs each season. After hatching, the chicks are fed by both parents.
Social Structure:  Great kiskadees live in pairs.

Behavior:This is a non-migratory species. Nesting areas are vigorously guarded.
Interesting Facts:Great kiskadee can reach 8.3 to 10.6 inches in length and 1.8 to 2.4 ounces of weight. Great kiskadee has white head with black crown and bandit-like black mask on the face. Chest, belly and undersides of the body are covered with yellow plumage.

Geographic: Southern North Americas
Eastern South America Date:1965-10 Subjects: Tyrannidae
Flycatchers
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata

KEY FACTS

Name Great kiskadee, Pitangus sulphuratus
Origin genus Pitangus
Size 52 – 68 g
Clutch Size ‎2-5 eggs
Life span 83 months
Reproduction Females lay 2-5 eggs each season. After hatching, the chicks are fed by both parents.
Colors They're boisterous in both attitude and color: a black bandit's mask, a yellow belly, and flashes of warm reddish-brown when they fly.

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scientific classification

Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Class – Aves
Order – Passeriformes
Family – Tyrannidae
Genus – Pitangus
Genus Species – Pitangus sulphuratus

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