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Perching Perching

Vermilion Flycatcher

Pyrocephalus rubinus

Vermilion Flycatcher
copyright Robert Shantz
Length: 6 in. (15 cm)
Shockingly red, the male Vermilion Flycatcher perches conspicuously upright at the tops of small trees, bushes or wire fences, usually in riparian areas or along water courses. Both males and females catch flying insects in the air or from the ground. The male's elaborate courtship song is given high above the territory as the male flutters in the air for several minutes. The flat nest is made of twigs and grass and placed in the fork of a branch in the middle of a dense bush or tree crown. The four-digit banding code is VEFL.

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

Agricultural
Agricultural

Savanna
Savanna

Mesquite bosque
Mesquite bosque

Marsh / swamp
Marsh / swamp

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