Vermilion Flycatcher

The species grows to about seven inches in length, and is strongly dimorphic; males are bright red in color, with dark brown plumage. Females have a peach-colored belly with a dark grey upperside, and are somewhat similar to Say's Phoebe .

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The Vermilion Flycatcher is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Vermilion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus, is a small passerine bird that can be found in the southwestern United States, Central America, and northern and central South America, and southwards to central Argentina; also in the Galapagos Islands. This is the only species in the genus Pyrocephalus. The species grows to about seven inches in length, and is strongly dimorphic; males are bright red in color, with dark brown plumage. More

Vermilion Flycatcher Range MapView dynamic map of eBird sightings Field MarksHelp - * MalePopOutZoom In Male * © Greg W.Lasley / CLO * FemalePopOutZoom In Female * © Kevin T. More

The Vermilion Flycatcher is a favorite among birders, but not generally kept by aviculturalists, as males tend to lose their bright colors when taken from the wild and kept in cages. Most flycatchers are rather drab in color, but the Vermilion Flycatcher is an exception and is very striking. They are 6 inches long. They lay 2 - 3 whitish eggs in a nest made out of twigs, stems and roots lined with hair. More

Vermilion flycatchers have a high, rapid “pip-pip-pip-pip” song that lasts roughly 10 syllables and increases in tempo at the end. They also have a sharp, “peeeent” trill call. Behavior: These are tame birds but generally remain solitary or in pairs. While foraging, they will perch in an open area and watch for insects, which they then hover to catch. They perch low in shrubs and small trees, dipping their tails distinctively. More

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* The Vermilion Flycatcher was first described in 1783 by Pieter Boddaert, a Dutch physician and naturalist. * The male often seeks to initiate copulation by delivering a butterfly or other showy insect to the female. * Alternate names for this bird include Galapagos Flycatcher and Darwin’s Flycatcher. More

Vermilion FlycatcherVermilion Flycatcher The Vermilion Flycatcher is unusual among flycatchers in that the sexes are differently colored. The male has a brilliant scarlet crown and underparts, with a dark brown back, wings and tail while the female is similar to the male above but white below with dark streaks. The belly of females and immatures varies from pink to yellow to white. The bright colors of the male have earned it the Mexican name brasita de fuego, "little coal of fire. More

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Vermilion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus; Vermilion Flycatcher, male, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador / (Pyrocephalus rubinus) / Purpurtyrann, maennlich, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Inseln, Ekuador / * stock photography share * * coastal landscape picture Landscape Pictures * Special Categories * All Digital Photography More

and its courtship behaviour, the male vermilion flycatcher is a small but unmistakable bird. The head, underparts and bushy-crested crown are a brilliant scarlet colour (2) (3) (4), contrasting strongly with the black eyestripe, beak and legs, and the sooty-black to blackish-brown back, wings and tail (2) (3) (5). Unusually for the Tyrannidae family (3) (5), the female vermilion flycatcher has a very different appearance, with a pale, greyish-brown head, back and wings, a blackish tail, and a whitish throat and underparts (2) (3) (4). More

A side and back view of a female Vermilion Flycatcher perched on a gate at Neal's Cabins in Concan, Texas, USA. A side side and back view of a female Vermilion Flycatcher perched on a gate at Neal's Cabins in Concan, Texas, USA. A female Vermilion Flycatcher watching out over a small river at Neal's Cabins in Concan, Texas, USA. A female Vermilion Flycatcher watching out over a small river at Neal's Cabins in Concan, Texas, USA. More

The Vermilion flycatcher's Latin name, Pyrocephalus rubinus, translates into English as "red fire-head." This is an appropriate description of its appearance - with its stunning coloration and Zorro-like mask - as well as temperament. The Vermilion flycatcher is noted for its sharp, insistent call and habit of passionately pumping and spreading its tail feathers. Habitat The only significant population of Vermilion flycatchers in Nevada is found at the 1,200-acre Mormon Ranch in Moapa Valley. More

Twelve subspecies of vermilion flycatcher have been identified, based on variations in plumage colour, though further research may be needed to clarify the boundaries between these (2). Of these subspecies, Pyrocephalus rubinus nanus and Pyrocephalus rubinus dubius, which are restricted to the Galapagos Islands, are sometimes treated as different species to the mainland forms. Only some of the males of these two subspecies have bright red plumage (2) (9). More

Vermilion flycatchers are found throughout southwestern North America in arid areas. More

Vermilion Flycatcher These Vermilion Flycatchers were taken at Covington Park right next to Big Morongo Preserve,Morongo Valley,CA. I missed the season to capture this beautiful bird last year(2008) so this year,I made sure I won't miss the opportunity. Big Morongo Preserve attracts more than 240 species to this desert oasis and some of them are year-round residents. For Vermilion Flycatchers,the habitats in Covington Park seems to suit better for them than at Big Morongo. More

The male Vermilion Flycatcher has a brilliant scarlet crown and underparts while the wings back and tail are brownish-black. The female is grayish brown above and white with dark streaks below, sometimes there bellies are tinged with pink or yellow. This bird will often pump its tale when perched. The scientific name Pyrocephalus is very appropriate meaning "fire-head". More

Vermilion Flycatcher, an identification neatly confirmed by the scalloped wingbars and gentle apricot suffusion on the belly and vent. Many female Vermilion Flycatchers are pinker beneath, and not a few are yellower; this lovely golden tone might recall the underparts of Say's Phoebe, a common confusion species, but that bird is much larger, more uniformly colored, plainer-faced, and stouter-billed. More

The Vermilion Flycatcher is a vibrantly colored inhabitant of open woodland and pastureland from the American Southwest to south to central Argentina. Male Vermilion Flycatchers have a bushy brilliant red crown and underparts, and a slate black mask, upperparts and tail. Females differ greatly in plumage from males, with a grayish-brown crown and upperparts, dark lores, a whitish supercilium, and white breast and underparts with fine gray streaks. More

WOW ! a very beautiful photo of the Vermilion Flycatcher with his vivid red-orange colour tones, fine POV and appropriate framing, fine focus sharpness and details, the catch-light render the photo more beautiful, TFS Asbed * Great * PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer (21602) * * More

Photo of Male Vermilion Flycatcher by Earle Robinson Vermilion MaleThe hovering flight display of the male Vermilion Flycatcher is one of the sights every birder should make an effort to observe. The male launches vertically from a prominent perch with all his feathers fluffed out or spread. This produces a red puff ball with rapidly beating wings. Climbing vertically, the bird begins to hover at a height that appears to be about 50 - 60 feet (20 meters). More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Tyrannidae
Genus : Pyrocephalus
Species : rubinus
Authority : (Boddaert, 1783)