Couch’s Kingbird


1st state record
Tawas Point State Park, Iosco Co., 26-28 May 2007, © Brad Murphy (here 27 May)
One of only a handful of records east of the Mississippi. Its identity was confirmed by voice (“a single “pip” or “keep” given repeatedly.”)


1st state record
Tawas Point State Park, Iosco Co., 26-28 May 2007, © Eli Thomas


1st state record
Tawas Point State Park, Iosco Co., 26-28 May 2007, © Kirk Zufelt (here 27 May)
Wing formula is useful for separating Tropical and Couch’s Kingbird, Tropical with the 10th primary shorter than the 5th primary, and Couch’s vice versa.


1st state record
Tawas Point State Park, Iosco Co., 26-28 May 2007, © Kirk Zufelt (here 27 May)