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Vermilion Flycatcher [Pyrocephalus rubinus]  by WiredMarys

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Vermilion Flycatcher [Pyrocephalus rubinus] by 

Featured in “Arizona Birds” on Feb 1, 2010
Featured in “Arizona Hot Spots” July 21, 2010

Canon EOS40D Lens EF100-400mm
f/5.6 1/500 ISO 100 @ 400mm RAW
Sharpened and cropped in Camera Raw and CS4

Vermilion Flycatcher (male) 6 in.
[Pyrocephalus rubinus]
Found in moist areas in arid country, such as streams, ponds, pastures, golf courses, ranches.

This photo taken at Sweetwater Ponds, Tucson AZ

We have the pleasure of living in Southern Arizona where these beautiful little flycatchers can be seen mostly year round.


birds, features, vermillion, flycatcher, wildbirds, sweetwater ponds


  • Carmen Holly
    Carmen Hollyover 4 years ago

    Oh Meg..isn’t he a beauty. Great shot! Instant Fav.

  • Thank you Carmen. :) I have such a time with the bright red. I took lots of shots but many were just too blurry looking. He gave us quite a show. Thank you for the fav too :) hugggs

    – WiredMarys

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • Peter Zentjens
    Peter Zentjensover 4 years ago

    Such a lovely capture,
    very bright and crisp, a real pleasure for the eye

  • Thank you so very much Peter. :)

    – WiredMarys

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickabout 4 years ago

    What a fantastic capture!

  • Thank you so much. I have a tough time with getting good pictures of red things. He was a nice surprise. :)

    – WiredMarys

  • Leon A.  Walker
    Leon A. Walkerabout 4 years ago

    Marvelous work!!!

  • Thank you so much :)

    – WiredMarys

  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleabout 4 years ago

    Wow, what a bird and what a shot, WM! AMR

  • Thank you so very much :) He is a favorite of mine.

    – WiredMarys

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsabout 4 years ago

    Lovely shot of a beautiful bird

  • Thank you Michael. Your comment is much appreciated :)

    – WiredMarys

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickabout 4 years ago

    yep, fave for sure…lol. again!

  • Thanks again Kimberly. :))

    – WiredMarys

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtover 3 years ago

  • Wow! What a surprise. Thank you so much for the honor :)

    – WiredMarys

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...almost 3 years ago

    Oh my this is absolutely fantastic! Wow! Amazing capture!!! Beautiful colors and details!

  • Thanks so much. He is a beautiful bird. One of my favorites here.

    – WiredMarys

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