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GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Species Code: TYTY

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= Core Habitat
= Marginal Habitat

Breeding Range Map
The green area shows the predicted habitats for breeding only. The habitats were identified using 1991 satellite imagery, Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA), other datasets and experts throughout the state, as part of the Washington Gap Analysis Project. Habitats used during non-breeding months and migratory rest-stops were not mapped.

Metadata (Data about data or how the map was made)

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Other maps & Information:
  • Breeding Bird Atlas
  • NatureMapping observations
    during breeding season
  • NatureMapping observations
    throughout the year

This species is common at lower elevations in eastern washington. It forages in steppe and agricultural habitats and breeds in wetlands with hardwood trees or other sites with groves of hardwood trees (e.g., golf courses). It is local and rare in western Washington.

Core zones were in steppe, Oak and Ponderosa Pine, peripherally in Interior Douglas-fir. It was not modeled in western Washington due to scarcity of breeding records.

Eastern and Western Kingbirds often occupy the same foraging habitat, but their nesting habitats differ. Eastern Kingbirds prefer to nest in wetlands with hardwood growth; Western Kingbirds prefer upland trees or wooden utility poles.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester