Range limited to coastal Florida.
On this page
Description of the Gray Kingbird
The Gray Kingbird has pale gray upperparts and crown, darker wings and tail, a black mask through the eye, and white underparts.
Seasonal change in appearance
Similar to adults.
Roadsides and partially wooded areas.
Insects and berries.
Forages by flying out from a perch to capture flying insects.
Breeds in much of coastal Florida, the Keys and winters in the Caribbean.
Male Gray Kingbirds are most aggressive in territory defense around sunrise.
Gray Kingbirds frequently eject cowbird eggs laid in their nests.
A buzzy, two-syllable song with an accented second syllable is given.
- Eastern Kingbirds are black above.
The nest is a cup of weeds, twigs, and other plant materials and is placed in mangrove branches or in taller trees.
Number: 3-4. ?
Color: Pale pink with darker markings.
Incubation and fledging:
– Young hatch at 14-16 days.
– Young fledge (leave the nest) in 16-18 days after hatching but remain with the adults for some time.