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Vermilion Flycatcher

Pyrocephalus rubinus


The males are bright red with brown feathers, while the females are pale underneath with a dark gray back.


They generally prefer somewhat open areas and are usually near water. Their range includes almost all of Mexico; it extends north into the southwestern United States, and south to scattered portions of Central America, parts of northwestern and central South America, and on southwards to central Argentina. They are also found in the Galapagos Islands.


Lifer for me :)

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Khathoub 11 years ago

Nice spotting!

Cody.conway 11 years ago

Yep, this guy has been spotted all over the place county wise, but this is the only galveston county Vermilion Flycatcher recorded since December 1 (didn't check prior records for this year, though its def not a county first). Was a great bird, and I'm Glad you got to photograph / spot it Ashley!

AshleyT 11 years ago

Thank you Cody, Karen, and Yuko! And yes Yuko it is, but it is so tiny I never even saw it. I was out birding with Cody.conway and he is the one who noticed it, turns out it was the only spotting of this species in Galveston for the past 30 days :)

YukoChartraw 11 years ago

What an eye-catcher! So pretty!

KarenL 11 years ago

What a beauty!

Cody.conway 11 years ago

For the distance, size of the bird, and rain / extreme overcast this came out very good!

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Galveston, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jan 2, 2013
Submitted on Jan 4, 2013

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