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Vermilion Flycatcher

Pyrocephalus rubinus ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: TYRANNIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A spectacular and distinctive flycatcher, the bright red Vermilion Flycatcher inhabits riparian areas and scrub in the southwestern United States and southward. It perches conspicuously, making periodic flights to nab insect prey.

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Calls

Song is a series of chips followed by a trill; often repeated about 10 times. Call is a sharp, long "peent."

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