Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

A large flycatcher seen often flying over o near large ponds and along the river. The bird displays a beautiful white on black pattern on the end of the tail wings when flying.

How To Identify

All the birds back from head to the tip of the tail wing is dark grey. The tips of the tail wing feathers are white. The under part of the bird is light grey.

Where and When to Spot

Late Spring, Summer and early Autumn in parks with ponds or along the river. It is a migratory bird and has left the Montreal area during the cold season. Can be observed sitting in the higher branches of trees or flying above the ground and water surface looking for prey.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    NIKON D500
    300.0 mm f/4.0

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 280

  • Parc de la Frayère

    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 560


Tyrannus tyrannus