The great kiskadee is originates from Latin America, and very frequently found in orchards in the north. It has great adaptability, being able to live in cities, jungles or on the banks of streams and rivers.

 

This bird measures about 23cm and weighs around 60g. It is backed in brown, the white throat, yellow belly and black tail. She has a white stripe on head and black beak, flat, long and tough.

 

These animals feed on all kinds of food, especially fruits, flowers and insects.

 

Its nest is a spherical shape with the entrance at the top. It is made with grass, twigs, paper, plastic and wire, usually built on top of trees 3-4 meters in the fork of a branch.

 

The great kiskadees are monogamous, very aggressive and noisy. They defend their nest vigorously. Put about 3 to 4 eggs white or yellowish per cycle, which takes on average 17 days to incubate. The pair builds the nest, hatch eggs and divide the tasks of caring for the offspring. The puppy born without feathers and with eyes closed. They learn to fly and leave the nest 18 to 21 days after hatching.

 

This bird is one of the first to sing to the dawn and the ecology has an important role in dispersing seeds.

 

TYRANNIDAE - Pitangus sulphuratus

 

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