I observed this Great Kiskadee feeding on red berries. The Great Kiskadee is a Tyrant-fly catcher. They feed on flying insects in the air and also catch lizards from trees and dive for fish like kingfishers. Kiskadees also eat berries, so I was hoping this Kiskadee would swoop down and capture this berry as it slipped from his beak because they are so proficient at feeding on the wing, but he just let it drop. I suppose there were too many alternative choices to eat, and this falling berry wasn’t worth the flight effort.
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If you live in the most southern tip of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, the Great Kiskadee is apparently a common sight and sound. It’s voice is a loud kis-ka-dee-dee-dee….and on a recent visit to south Texas, I heard this vibrant yellow flycatcher long before I ever had the opportunity to photograph one.