The Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus obscurus) is a small passerine bird in the Tyrannidae, or Tyrant Flycatcher family. Most Flycatchers are rather drab, but the Vermilion Flycatcher is a striking exception. It is a favorite with birders but is not generally kept in aviculture, as the males tend to lose their vermilion coloration when in captivity. [Wikipedia]
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. [All About Birds]
Vermilion Flycatcher Facts [All About Birds]
- The breeding male Vermilion Flycatcher spends about 90 percent of the day perched.
- Twelve subspecies of Vermilion Flycatcher are recognized, including a race with a dark morph that ranges from western Peru to northern Chile…
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