Male: Mostly black gray bird with white belly and chin. Black head and tail with a distinctive white band across the end of the tail. Has a concealed red crown that is rarely seen.
Female: Same as male.
Juvenile: Same as adult.
Nest: Female and male build cup nest. One brood per year.
Eggs: 3-4; white with brown markings
Incubation: 16-18 days; female incubates
Fledging: 16-18 days; male and female feed young
Migration: The Eastern Kingbird is a migrator and can be found in St. Charles County during the summer months.
Food: Insects and fruit.