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Vermilion Flycatcher

Pyrocephalus rubinus

Description:

A spectacular and distinctive flycatcher, the bright red Vermilion Flycatcher inhabits riparian areas and scrub in the southwestern United States and southward. It perches conspicuously, making periodic flights to nab insect prey. Cornell Lab

Habitat:

St Marks National Wildlife Refuge

Notes:

This is a rare bird for Florida. A first winter male, just coloring up.

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4 Comments

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 4 years ago

Excellent shot...you captured the colors perfectly!

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

I know that they are pretty common here in Spring, I haven't been living in AZ for that long, so maybe I will find one!

ceherzog
ceherzog 4 years ago

Thanks Joshua...hope you get one soon! I bet you will.

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

Nice spotting, I'm dying to see one.

ceherzog
Spotted by
ceherzog

Florida, USA

Lat: 30.10, Long: -84.19

Spotted on Feb 6, 2015
Submitted on Feb 18, 2015

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