kingbird kingbird  /ˈkɪŋ ˌbɜrd/


  • (n) large American flycatcher


  • They quit early at dusk, satisfied at having spotted 129 species, including such rarities as the upland plover and the western kingbird.


  1. Lightning sparks Va Beach house fire

    A house was struck by lightning in Virginia Beach near Shore Drive Monday evening, sparking a fire. It started in a condo in 2300 block of Kingbird Lane.
    on July 23, 2013     Source: WAVY TV 10 Portsmouth

  2. Lightning strike starts condo fire in Virginia Beach

    VIRGINIA BEACH -- Officials said a lightning strike caused a condo fire on Kingbird Lane Monday afternoon. Anne Christian, the owner of the home, was inside the condo when the lightning hit the attic. "I felt like it was sitting on top of the house and all of a sudden there was a humongous loud burst," said Christian. Christian told 13News Now she smelled smoke a few minutes after, and she ran ...
    on July 23, 2013     Source: 13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads

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  • Franklin wrote in dismay: "I wish that the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country ...... he is a rank coward; the kingbird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly and drives him out of the district."
    on May 23, 2005 By: Benjamin Franklin Source:

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