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Vermilion Flycatcher Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A fairly small, stocky flycatcher with an upright posture. Fairly flat headed and barrel chested, with a slender tail and a broad, straight bill.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, smaller than an Ash-throated Flycatcher.

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    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 4.8-5.4 in (12.3-13.8 cm)
      • Weight: 0.4-0.5 oz (11.3-14.8 g)

Regional Differences

There are no regional differences among Vermilion Flycatchers in the United States, but some populations in South America are entirely ashy gray-brown.