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Vermilion Flycatcher (Reflections of Tranquility)  by Kimberly Chadwick

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Vermillion Flycatcher

Tucson, Arizona using a Canon Powershot SX40HS

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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My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 2 years ago

    SPLENDID shot of this beauty & its ‘twin’… grand work, Kimberly!

  • I appreciate that Sheila, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    She is a beauty Kimberly, such neat reflections, and well documented.

  • I thank you my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakealmost 2 years ago

    This is so lovely ~

  • Thank you so very much Renee!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 2 years ago

    Awesome shot!

  • Much appreciated Cindy, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 2 years ago

    Great shot!!

  • Thank you Vigor!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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