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Photo of the Month - October 2010
Hello Nature Canada,
I took this photo on my way to work during the summer. I was driving along a back road and first saw the three babies so I sat for a bit and then they started getting excited and sure enough mom came with food.
Thanks for sharing this wonderfully dynamic photo with us, Wendy! Our staff thinks this is a family of Eastern Kingbirds.
This medium-sized songbird has a large breeding range in Canada and can be found from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts. Individuals can be highly territorial during the breeding season, and will attack nest predators or even other kingbirds. Eastern Kingbirds will generally only raise one brood each nesting season, as the parents feed the young for about seven weeks, a relatively long period of dependence.
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