A large tyrant flycatcher with a black-and-white-striped head and bright yellow breast, found mainly in tropical America.
- The greater kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) and the lesser kiskadee (Philohydor lictor), family Tyrannidae.
- A member of the flycatcher family, the kiskadee was introduced into Bermuda in the 1950s and is now a year-round resident.
- The bright, lemon yellow great kiskadee, found in abundance, was introduced in the 1950s and is both easy to spot and easy to hear.
- I can't decide whether wild chickens should be as unremarkable as kiskadees or cockroaches, or whether they bring a somewhat third world ambiance to the Island and would be better rounded up and made into a nice curry.
Late 19th century: imitative of its call.
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