Taken in Marana. AZ this afternoon: also seen at the sweetwater wetlands.

Generally seen alone or paired, perches on a low branch to scan for prey. Spotting it, then darting after the flying insects, catching them on the wing. Will also pounce on prey seen on the ground from a low perch. Like a Phoebe, pumps and spreads its tail continuously while perched.

Found near sources of water in arid and semiarid regions. Man-made irrigation zones,small wooded ponds,streamside bushes,etc. Females build a nest of sticks,grass,weeds, and feathers in the fork of a tree.

The male, as seen here, is somewhat similar to the Scarlet Tanager due to the striking red plumage. Difference? You don’t see Scarlet Tanagers where you see Vermilions. The scarlet tanager does not have the mask across his face here as opposed to the vermillon flycatcher. The scarlet tanager is a larger bird. You wouldn’t necessarily find them in North America in the same area, howeverin their migratory route you will find them in the same area in South America where the tanager winters in the area where the flycatcher lives.

VOICE Song a rolling pi-pi-pi-piprrrrt!, rising then falling; repeated with mechanical regularity, often during slow, butterfly-like display. CALL a sharp, high pseep

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  • WendyJC
    WendyJCalmost 5 years ago

    such a briliant colour Kimberly!
    beautifully captured.

  • Thanks Wendy, as always your comments are appreciated!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Dhaval Shah
    Dhaval Shahalmost 5 years ago

    standing at the end of thin branch, very unique choreography you captured in a beautiful way!

  • I am thankful you stopped for a look Dhavel, Thank you very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 5 years ago

    Very nice detailed capture Kimberly, love his crisp bright colors, very interesting documentation as well….inst fave with thanks

  • Thank you Larry. I have been aiming as high as I can with my P&S and getting lucky here and there. It makes me proud that you faved it! Thanks!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Kimberly! Great written description…tanagers are noticeably larger than the vermillons!

  • I find that it is helpful and shows more love of what I do if I can put some info behind the photo. It also helps me to remember what I learn about Gods creatures. Thank you bunches Blair!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 5 years ago

    Well done! Yes, we see Scarlet Tanagers here, but not the Vermilions.

  • Of course Sheila I am thrilled to read your thoughts. Thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 5 years ago


  • I am working on trying to get “Better Bubble” quality shots. Thank you Marvin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • akaurora
    akauroraalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot of such a beautiful bird! Take Care ~ Rick & Deb ~ ☺

  • I got lucky..lol. Thank you very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Milleralmost 5 years ago

    Kimberly, love this little one. Don’t see them here. Red/orange … so striking and you got him just right.

  • Thank you so very much for taking a look.. I am glad that you like it.

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 5 years ago

  • It is truly an honor Larry, thank you so very much! ☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations Kimberly on your feature!! Well done!!

  • Much appreciative Blair! Thank you! ☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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