Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii (Baird, 1858)Reviewable (MD/DCRC)  Synonyms: COKI.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Passeriformes   >   Family Tyrannidae   >   Genus Tyrannus   

Status:

Specialist of scrubby areas in southern Texas and Mexico. Extremely rare visitor to the eastern U.S. First state record found 11/11/2014 in Allegany Co., Maryland (Kathy Calvert, Mike Welch). See below for diagnostic audio recordings and spectrogram.

Description:

Compare Tropical Kingbird and other Tyrannus flycatchers. Voice is the most reliable way to distinguish Tropical vs. Couch's.

There are 13 records in the project database.

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Short snippet of song from first state record in Allegany Co., Maryland (11/11/2014). - Mikey Lutmerding.

Pip notes from first state record in Allegany Co., Maryland (11/11/2014). - Mikey Lutmerding.

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Maryland's first Couch's Kingbird in Allegany Co., Maryland (11/12/2014). Photo by Ryan Johnson. (MBP list)

Maryland's first Couch's Kingbird in Allegany Co., Maryland (11/13/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Maryland's first Couch's Kingbird in Allegany Co., Maryland (11/12/2014). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Couch's Kingbird in Allegany Co., Maryland (11/14/2014). Photo by Dan Haas. (MBP list)

Maryland's first Couch's Kingbird in Allegany Co., Maryland (11/11/2014). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

Maryland's first Couch's Kingbird in Allegany Co., Maryland (11/11/2014). Found by Mike Welch and Kathy Calvert. Photo by Mike Welch. (MBP list)

Maryland's first Couch's Kingbird in flight in Allegany Co., Maryland (11/11/2014). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

Maryland's first Couch's Kingbird in flight over Allegany Co., Maryland (11/11/2014). Photo by J.B. Churchill. (MBP list)

Maryland first Couch's Kingbird (spectrogram) in Allegany Co., Maryland (11/11/2014). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)


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