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Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
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Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
Vermilion Flycatcher male

Description: Vermilion Flycatchers (Pyrocephalus rubinus) are medium-sized, sexually dimorphic birds. Adult males are black above, bright red under, and have a black bandit mask. Adult females are dark above with a light-colored, striped front and salmon-pink belly.

Vermilion Flycatcher are "fly catchers," and often are seen flying out from a perch to catch an insect in the air, then returning to the same perch to look for another passing fly. Sometimes they catch bugs on the ground.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Tyrannidae, Fluvicolinae.

Favored Habitat: Wooded, riparian areas.

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
Vermilion Flycatcher female

Where to Find: Vermilion Flycatchers are uncommon around Las Vegas. Look for them in desert riparian areas in Arizona. They occasionally show up at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, in the Overton area, and in other riparian areas around southern Nevada.

Comments: These birds are fairly easy to approach.

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) If you were a tasty flying insect, this might be the last face you ever see!
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
Male Vermilion Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
Female Vermilion Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
Fledgeling Vermillion Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
Vermilion Flycatcher male
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Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
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Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
Vermilion Flycatcher female
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
Vermilion Flycatcher female
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Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
Female, Rio Grande Village, Big Bend, Texas
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
Female and juvenile
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
Juvenile, Hassayampa Rest Area, Arizona
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
Juvenile, Hassayampa Rest Area, Arizona
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Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) more to come ...

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
© 2014 Jim Boone; Last updated 121118

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