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Couch's Kingbird
Tyrannus couchii
Couch's Kingbird (Tyrannus couchii) is a species that is mainly found in south Texas within the U.S., but it is common over much of Mexico as well. The first two shots here were taken in July, 1995, in Starr Co., Texas with a Canon T-90 and Sigma 500mm F/4.5 lens and 1.4X extender on Fuji Sensia. The shot at right shows and adult bird in worn plumage in the center, flanked by two recently fledged immature birds. These youngsters were pestering the adult for food. The next shot shows an adult at the same location. Scroll down for more images.
The next four shots shown here show a Couch's Kingbird near Rio Grande City, Starr Co., Texas, in April, 2007. These are digital images and were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The next 2 shots of a Couch's Kingbird were taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in January, 2010, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens and 1.4X extender. This species is quite rare this far north in Texas, but this particular season saw several records in the Austin region.
The next 2 shots of Couch's Kingbird were taken in Starr Co., Texas, in May, 2010. The bird on the right had just bathed in a water hole and was spreading its feathers in the sun to dry.
Couch's Kingbird
Tyrannus couchii
(vocalizing)
Mission,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
5 July 2017
Couch's Kingbird
Tyrannus couchii
(vocalizing)
Mission,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
5 July 2017
Couch's Kingbird
Tyrannus couchii
(vocalizing)
Mission,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
5 July 2017