Sunday, November 24, 2019

Flycatchers: Part IV

The Vermillion Flycatcher is conspicuously different than other flycatchers because of its brilliant red body and crown separately by a black mask.

Its range is very small in the US, limited to Southeast Arizona and Southwest Texas. Although its range is small it is more commonly found within that range.

It forages by perching on an exposed tree branch, post, or rail, sallying out to capture flying insects. It sometimes hovers a few feet off the ground and diving for small insects in the grasses.

Vermillion Flycatcher Male

Vermillion Flycatcher Female

Vermillion Flycatcher Juvenile

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