Couch’s Kingbird

2nd state record. Posen, Alpena Co., 26 November – 3 December 2017

© Caleb Putnam (here 1 Dec)

Couch’s Kingbird _ Alpena Co. _ 2017

Call is quiet © Scott Terry

1st state record. Tawas Point S.P., Iosco Co., 26-28 May 2007

© Brad Murphy (here 27 May)

© Eli Thomas

© 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. One of only a handful of records east of the Mississippi. Its identity was confirmed by voice (“a single “pip” or “keep” given repeatedly.”)