[Ontbirds] Probable Couch's or Tropical Kingbird - Ottawa

Bob Cermak robertcermak9 at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 27 23:37:38 EDT 2015

We have received a photo of a bird found this morning by someone who was kayaking around Upper Duck Island on the Ottawa River in the east end of Ottawa.The photo is very good, the bird is very likely a Couch's or Tropical Kingbird, however we are being cautious about the identification and are currently trying to determine if more pictures are available.  
The picture shows a perched Kingbird, yellow underbody almost to the throat, a large bill and somewhat forked tail. The photo does not show the back of the bird. 
Upper Duck Island can only be reached by boat but can be viewed from both Ontario (Rockcliffe Parkway) and Quebec (Boul. Hurtubise) sides of the river. 


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