Perching

Vermilion Flycatcher

Pyrocephalus rubinus
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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.

Female | Robert Shantz


Agricultural

Marsh / swamp

Mesquite bosque

Riparian / River forest

Savanna
Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Vermilion Flycatcher
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: June 23, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/vermilion-flycatcher

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Vermilion Flycatcher. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 23, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/vermilion-flycatcher

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Vermilion Flycatcher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/vermilion-flycatcher

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Dr. Biology. "Vermilion Flycatcher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 23 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/vermilion-flycatcher

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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