Do Birds Play with their Food?

The Tropical Kingbird is a common sight from our balcony here in Puerto Vallarta. We see a lot of yellow birds and this one is a plain grayish colour, with a yellow belly. They visit more often now that the berries are on the huge tree beside us.

When I looked at my photos this morning I got a Jolt of Surprise
This little kingbird was playing with his food… tossing the berry into the air. He did manage to catch it again…


Tossing the berry.

A widespread bird and a seemingly typical kingbird, the Tropical Kingbird is among the most specialized of flycatchers. It forages almost exclusively by sallying after large flying insects, but it does enjoy some fruit on occasion.

Find out more about the kingbird here


7 thoughts on “Do Birds Play with their Food?

  1. All birds are a playful bunch! I’ve witnessed so much fun and hilarity from birds on the outside, and side splitting comedy from my pet parrots. Even if you can’t hear them laugh, you can see it in their eyes.

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