Great Kiskadee

Great Kiskadee Named for its call, which sounds remarkably like “kiss-ka-deee,” these fly catchers can be seen perched on everything from rocks to spreaders to mastheads to power poles to trees around the marina. Although they are fly catchers, they also swoop down on the water to catch fish, stroll through shrubs and grass in search of insects and other small prey, munch on fruit, and even take food from dog bowls. We often saw Kiskadees carrying nest materials. The nest, when finished, is a domed structure more than a foot tall and ten inches wide.

Great Kiskadee
Named for its call, which sounds remarkably
like “kiss-ka-deee,” these
fly catchers can be seen perched on
everything from rocks to spreaders
to mastheads to power poles to trees
around the marina.
Although they are fly catchers, they also
swoop down on the water to catch fish, stroll
through shrubs and grass in search of insects
and other small prey, munch on fruit, and even
take food from dog bowls.
We often saw Kiskadees carrying nest materials.
The nest, when finished, is a domed structure
more than a foot tall
and ten inches
wide.