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Urban bird of the day: Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbirds (Tyrannus tyrannus) nest in trees near open areas, including urban parks. They reach Kansas City each year around May to breed and raise their young. Around September, they migrate to the Amazon rain forest.

Eastern Kingbirds catch flying insects, such as flies, wasps and beetles, in the air. Read more about the life history of Eastern Kingbirds at

This pair of birds was photographed near Posty Card‘s LEED Platinum Certified building at 1600 Olive Street, Kansas City, where Greenability shares space. In our efforts to help Kansas City live well by living green,Greenability will profile green features of the building and its surroundings.

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