Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)

The Tropical Kingbird is another common bird in all Costa Rica, and it can also be spotted in Colombia. It is pretty similar to the Western Kingbird, however the shape of the tale is distinctive. This bird perches on utility wires, jumping into the air to catch insects every few seconds, often making acrobatic movements in mid-air. They also perch on natural branches and even bamboo. Their yellow chest and belly with gray head and back can suggest other flycatchers, particularly the Great Kiskadee given its size, however the body shape is more streamline.

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