- The Eastern Kingbird ranges from central Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Kingbirds are medium-sized flycatchers of open and semi-open country. Their name comes from their aggressize nature. It is common in the summer, perching on trees or wire fences, and sallying out to catch insects in midair.
- Mostly insects and some fruit, with insects making up the majority of the summer diet.
- Site is usually in deciduous trees or large shrubs, 7-30; above ground. Nest is mostly built by the female, and is a bulky cup of weed stalks, twigs and grass, lined fine grass and sometimes animal hair.
- 3-4, white to pinkish white, heavily blotched with brown, lavender and gray. Incubation is mostly by the female, 16-18 days.
- Both parents feed the nestlings. First flight is at about 16-18 days. Young may be tended by the parents for more than a month after fledging.