This Western Kingbird was photoin Oklahoma City, Oklahoma shortly after the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.

This Western Kingbird was photographed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma shortly after the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.

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The Western Kingbird has a pale gray head and back, a brownish gray wings, a black tail with a narrow white side edging, and a yellowish belly. The range is SW Canada, western US, to northern Mexico. It has a habitat of farms, open country with scattered trees, roadside, fences, and wires. It is often seen perched on roadside feces, fences, and wires. Its diet is mostly insects, and it can be seen flying out to snap up insects from its perch. It can be found in open country and has adapted to advancing civilization.

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