By David K. Li
December 29, 2014 | 3:17am
New York City bird enthusiasts spotted this feathered flier — a Couch’s Kingbird — in Manhattan over the weekend, in what’s being hailed as the Big Apple’s first-ever sighting of the species.
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Eagle-eyed avian enthusiasts spotted the yellow-feathered tourist perched atop a tree branch in Abingdon Square the West Village over the weekend.
And there’s a chance it might stick around for awhile.
“This bird may stay around for a few days (or more) since it has been in that area for several weeks,” crowed one enthusiast on the New York Birders Facebook page.
Couch’s Kingbirds are more common “around woodland edges and near ponds and rivers in southern Texas during the summer, and a few remain all winter there,” according to the National Audubon Society.