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    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
    • Papamoscas Cardenalito (Spanish)
    • Moucherolle vermillon (French)
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