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eastern kingbird

noun
1.
See under kingbird.

kingbird

[king-burd] /ˈkɪŋˌbɜrd/
noun
1.
any of several American tyrant flycatchers of the genus Tyrannus, especially T. tyrannus (eastern kingbird) of North America, known for their pugnacious disposition toward predators.
Also called bee martin.
Origin of kingbird
1770-1780
1770-80, Americanism; king + bird
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  • Common summer resident; occurs only on plains and in foothills up to 6,000 feet; same form as the eastern kingbird.

    Birds of the Rockies Leander Sylvester Keyser
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kingbird

/ˈkɪŋˌbɜːd/
noun
1.
any of several large American flycatchers of the genus Tyrannus, esp T. tyrannus (eastern kingbird or bee martin)
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