Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus

Local Name: “Yellowbird”

Status: Abundant naturalized breeding bird. Introduced in 1957 for biological control of introduced anolis lizards.   Has become an invasive threat to native breeding birds.

Local Habitat: Widespread.

Habits: Constantly making its “kis-ka-dee” call. Nests February to October, often on utility poles. Eats fruit, lizards and small fish. Aggressive to other bird species.

Identification: Click here

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