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Hi Paul & others,

In addition to the twittering call, the Tropical Kingbird also gives a short,
rapid,
even pitched trill that may be repeated several times.  The T. Kingbirds that
were present in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale in 10/99 both gave this call. (Micky
Wheeler can do a perfect imitation)

Various field guides indicate that the calls of the T. Kingbirds in Arizona
and western
Mexico can vary from those found in south Texas (rare) and eastern Mexico.
I'm
not sure if the SW birds give this trilling call.  The T. Kingbirds in
eastern Mexico
and the Yucatan give this call frequently.

Hopefully someone will be able to record the call of this individual.

Wally George
Ft. Lauderdale
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