Their primary diet is insects although they are known to eat berries, amphibians, and other things. They hunt by perching upright on sticks or twigs and flying out to catch insects. Kiskadees often dive for minnows, frogs, and tadpoles in addition to catching insects. They do not dive deep enough to submerge, but their behavior resembles that of the kingfishers, a comparison heightened by the large head and bill.