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Vermilion Flycatcher

Pyrocephalus rubinus

Description:

small red bird with brownish wings

2 Species ID Suggestions

Cody.conway
Cody.conway 10 years ago
Scarlet Tanager
Piranga olivacea


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4 Comments

landonq
landonq 10 years ago

thanks for the help everyone. after looking at the suggestions, I think it's a Vermilion Flycatcher. It wasn't shaped or have a head tuft like a cardinal and I think out of range for the Scarlet Tanager. I've seen it at the same park a couple of times in recent weeks so I'll try to get another (better) picture if I see in again.

Dani_lovefornature
Dani_lovefornature 10 years ago

Hey! I think it might be a Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) that is very common in Southern Arizona. Although I live in Germany I have been many times in Tucson/Bisbee/Tombstone, and there I have seen that kind of bird pretty often...

DavidMroczkowski
DavidMroczkowski 10 years ago

Based on geography, I believe bee.jacbs has it correct.

bee.jacbs
bee.jacbs 10 years ago

I am pretty sure it is the Flycatcher. I based that on the looks of the bird, but also February is to early for the Tanager in the states. They tend to come back much later.

Here is a link to the Scarlet Tanager for comparison. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Scarl... The

landonq
Spotted by
landonq

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Feb 12, 2013
Submitted on Apr 23, 2013

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