Vermilion Flycatcher

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Vermilion Flycatcher

Pyrocephalus rubinus
  • ORDER: Passeriformes
  • FAMILY: Tyrannidae
Basic Description

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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Other Names
  • Mosquero Cardenal (Spanish)
  • Moucherolle vermillon (French)
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