- Length: 6.75 inches
- Large head
- Often feeds by flying out to catch insects and then returning to the same
- Often perches in an exposed location, for example, the very top of a tree
or on a fence
- Frequents open habitats: agricultural areas and streams
- Black tail with white terminal band
- Blackish upperparts
- Whitish underparts
- Red crown patch rarely visible
- Upperparts browner than adult
The Eastern Kingbird is easily told from other similar kingbirds by its
white terminal tail band and black and white plumage. Waxwings have yellow
terminal tail bands.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.