Silverbell Lake
Tucson, Arizona
Canon Powershot sx10is
12-18-10

Vermilion Flycatcher

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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Comments

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and colour Kimberly! Gorgeus!!

  • Thank you Ginger!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 4 years ago

    nice colors…

  • Thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamabout 4 years ago

    Wow what a fantastic looking bird anbd a beautiful capture of this little gem

  • I appreciate that Robert, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Kimberly!!

  • Thank you Marvin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture of this beautiful little bird!

  • Thank you Trish!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Kimberly…This is one bird I have never seen…Heard them though…inst fave BTW!!!…Best Wishes, Good Health and Happiness to you and yours in 2011

  • Thank you so much Larry! I too hope for the very best for the both of you in the new year!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • nellie11
    nellie11about 4 years ago

    fantastic capture :) well caught!!! Eleanor

  • Thank you very much Nellie!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • KLPJPhoto
    KLPJPhotoabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful little bird. Nice pic.

  • Thank you very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesabout 4 years ago

    This is just gorgeous Miss Kimberly! :)

    A fav from me! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thank you so much Gabe!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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