Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus (Vieillot, 1819)Reviewable (MD/DCRC)  Synonyms: TK, TRKI.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Passeriformes   >   Family Tyrannidae   >   Genus Tyrannus   

Status:

Maryland has two records of this very rare vagrant to the East Coast - Somerset Co. (MD/DCRC #2006-284) and July 2019 (T. Johnson, M. Hafner) (eBird).

Description:

Compare Couch's Kingbird and other Tyrannus flycatchers. Voice is the most reliable way to distinguish Tropical vs. Couch's.

There are 5 records in the project database.

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Tropical Kingbird in northern Somerset Co., Maryland (12/31/2006). First state record (#2006-284). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Tropical Kingbird in northern Somerset Co., Maryland (12/31/2006). First state record (#2006-284). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Tropical Kingbird in northern Somerset Co., Maryland (12/31/2006). First state record (#2006-284). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Tropical Kingbird in Somerset Co., Maryland (12/27/2006). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)


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