This is a photo of a Great Kiskadee which I took while taking a nature walk on the Yucatan Peninsula near Playa del Carmen on October 31, 2006.
The Great kiskadee is a member of the flycatcher family and is named for its loud "kis-ka-dee" call. They are about ten inches in length and eat insects such as grasshoppers, moths, beetles, bees and wasps. They also enjoy berries, seeds, mice, frogs, lizards and will even dive straight into the water for the occasional fish.
Great Kiskadees can be found in a wide variety of habitats, including woodlands, forest edges, brushy water courses, and urban areas from extreme southern Texas south to Argentina.
They are monogamous and travel in pairs, aggressively protecting their nesting territory, even driving away much larger birds.
The Great Kiskadee�s most feared predator is the coral snake.
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