Cassin's Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans)

 Cassin's Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans) in Laguna Niguel, Orange County, California. December 2015. Not baited. Not called in.

Cassin's Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans) in Laguna Niguel, Orange County, California. December 2015. Not baited. Not called in.

This beautiful Cassin's Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans) was rather tame to my surprise. I was walking around the lake at the Laguna Niguel Regional Park when it came and land on a tree right on my path. As I approached, it did not move and did not show any sign of stress or disturbance. I really enjoyed the minute or two I spent taking pictures of it. This colorful passerine is part of the Tyrannidae family. It is very similar to the Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) but its head is a bit darker, which makes its white throat patch appear more clearly defined.

Love Nature.
Jonathan