|A pair of Great Kiskadees searching for food in a stream; Cancun, Mx; 12/19/10.|
|A Great Kiskadee drinking from a man-made stream on the grounds of a Cancun resort; 12/19/10.|
It's rather large for a flycatcher and often exhibits behavior more in tune with a kingfisher or a jay. Like all good flycatchers, it captures its share of flying insects while in flight, but it is forages for broader food items such as fish, tadpoles, a wide variety of fruits, and even is known to visit backyard feeding stations to eat bananas, cooked rice, and dog food. Its larger bill than most flycatchers enables it to handle these larger food items.
The Great Kiskadee has a white head with a black cap and eye-line. It sports a yellow patch in the middle of its black cap but is often concealed; however, I was able to get a few photographs with it visible (Below top). Its wings and tail are a chestnut-brown contrasting brilliantly with its white throat and bright yellow belly and underparts that are very noticeable while in flight (Below bottom).
|In this Photograph, you can see the yellow patch on the black crown of this great Kiskadee, Cancun, Mx; 12/19/10.|
|A Great Kiskadee along the banks of a river in Puerto Morelos, Mx; 12/24/10.|
|iguana of the day, Isla Mujeres, Mx; 12/20/10.|