Great Kiskadee

Pitangus sulphuratus
(Yellow Fly-catcher)

Animalia Chordata Aves Passeriformes Tyrannidae Pitangus sulphuratus

This handsome flycatcher is one of the most prominent birds at the resorts of Quintana Roo, Mexico. They don’t seem to be afraid of anything and you’ll find them everywhere from the hotel to the beach. They get the name kiskadee from their call. In fact, their common name in most other languages is onomatopoeic as well.

The great kiskadee is in the same family as the Vermilion Flycatcher but is larger, louder, and has a more varied diet.