Eastern Kingbird

Tyrannus tyrannus

ML175878391



eBird Checklist S59552415
Gaviota SP
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 34.4727, -120.2284 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Eastern Kingbird at Gaviota State Beach, Santa Barbara County, CA

Observation details

Dark-backed kingbird with white throat and contrasting blackish head. The bird was all white below and it showed a pale terminal band on the dark tail. At one point it appeared to squabble with a Black Phoebe and uttered short call notes which is how I initially noticed it. It was originally found on the brushy slope under the train trestle, then flew to the top of the small clump of tamarisk trees at the base of the pier. It flew off and I was unable to relocate it. Poor back-lit photos were obtained

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
f-stop
f/8.0
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
160
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,768KB
Dimensions
2000 x 1333

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