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Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) User: Brian Morin  (See all photos - 1076)
Canada (Ontario) Rondeau Provincial Park - Canada's first Kiskadee has been putting on a show for hundreds of eager visitors. The bird is classified as a flycatcher but after what I saw I'd say we should call it a frogcatcher because it spent more time hunting for frogs than anything else. It did eat berries as well but it spent little time looking for insects. What a great find.
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Date: September 14, 2018
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Rondeau Provincial Park - Canada's first Kiskadee has been putting on a show for hundreds of eager visitors. The bird is classified as a flycatcher but after what I saw I'd say we should call it a frogcatcher because it spent more time hunting for frogs than anything else. It did eat berries as well but it spent little time looking for insects. What a great find.
· Date: September 14, 2018 · Views: 45
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Sue
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September 14, 2018 17:01 Rating: 10.00 

Fantastic to see in such an unusual place!
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Sue
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September 14, 2018 17:11

We now have Great Kiskadee photos posted from Panama,Argentina and Canada but the first time I saw one was in Costa Rica. It is also a very common bird in Ecuador.There are also many kiskadee look alikes in the tropics.Again,BRAVO,Brian
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Brian Morin
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September 14, 2018 17:24

Thanks. I was super pleased with this bird. Tuesday was the best yet for photo ops it seems so I was there on the right day. Others were checking to make sure it was this species because yes there are look alikes. I have only seen them in Texas years ago. It seldom did the name recognized call. It was single notes repeated but not often. Sounded a bit like a dolphin - really. Very loud when close
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Sue
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September 15, 2018 16:03

Sometimes instead of saying "Kiskadee" it just goes "Kadee" with last note higher than the first.
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sashah
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September 15, 2018 16:05

That is an amazing shot of an extremely unusual bird here. You were lucky to get it.
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Brian Morin
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September 15, 2018 16:49

Yes I think it was more like that sound.
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Brian Morin
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September 15, 2018 16:51

The first of its kind. I wish it had been visible for longer when we did see it but it tended to go into seclusion for extended periods, especially after it had eaten a frog.
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Chris

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September 17, 2018 04:49

What a surprise to see the Canada flag beside this species - was not expecting that! Great job on getting him - congrats!
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Brian Morin
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September 17, 2018 06:02

It was an 8 hour trip but worth the lengthy trek. I bumped into a couple of my friends as well. One had come as far as I had. I don't chase every rarity but there are exceptions and this was one of them.
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