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Tropical Kingbird?

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I saw this Kingbird last week in San Luis Obispo, Ca. The bill looks large enough to me to think Tropical Kingbird.  The first photo was my best pic of the tail. Does the tail indicate a Cassin's or Tropical.

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Yes, this is a Tropical Kingbird. Note the extensive yellow covering the breast and belly, brownish tail, and heavy bill.

  • Couch’s is not in range.
  • Cassin’s would have a darker breast and head.
  • Western would have a white-bordered black tail and less extensive yellow.
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Is there any way to tell from this photo, or generally when a Tropical Kingbird is perched, if the tail is a Tropical, other than the color?

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