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Western Kingbirds are winter visitors to the region. They are
mainly found along the Pacific slope, though they also cross
the continental divide to be found on the Caribbean slope, where
they tend to be far less common; for example, there are no records
from Tikal (Beavers). Although I have certainly seen a few (mostly
in El Salvador), I am starting to wonder whether I have always
been identifying them correctly and I am not sure that the following
sightings are very reliable. I have one sighting in my records
from Cerro Cahui, which would be the first record for the Peten
and is probably in error. My only record from Honduras is from
Celaque, which is on the edge of the range given by Howell and
Webb and should probably also be considered suspect. I have
records from several sites in El Salvador, many of which I know
to be correct. Bonta and Anderson consider this to be a fairly
common species in Honduras and Land considers it to be fairly
common on the Pacific slope of Guatemala. Because of my uncertainties
about my records, I cannot give any comments on these, or give
any status on the birds in El Salvador.