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Vermilion Flycatcher

Pyrocephalus obscurus


Vermilion colour with dark grey wings and eye stripe. Short pointed beak.


Hotel ground in Guadalajara, Mexico. Sitting on an African tulip flower tree...the flowers gave it stiff competition, colour-wise! The second shot shows both the bird and the flowers.


First time I ever saw this bird. Reportedly, its colour fades in captivity.

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SukanyaDatta a year ago

Thank you, Neil.My few days in Guadalajara ...actually the pre breakfast morning walk in the hotel grounds were was a sprawling campus....many blocks just 2 stories high...lots of greenery and water plus breakfast buffet for opportunistic birds....I saw what we lost by having soul less steel and glass multi storeyed hotels. So many lifers, Neil, Mexico was magnificent.

SukanyaDatta a year ago

Thank you Tukup, I was breathless for a moment when it flew in and rested on the branch.It sat there perfectly poised and composed for the camera.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

This is such a beautiful spotting. Congratulations on your SOTW nomination, Sukanya.

Tukup a year ago

Congratulations Sukanya, both on the nomination and on the new spotting for your list. Great series.

SukanyaDatta a year ago

Thank you, Michael Sarill.

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

Really like the composition of the second photo with the bird on the tree and the orange blooms!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Beautiful !

MichaelS a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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San Esteban, Jalisco, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 2, 2019
Submitted on Dec 10, 2019

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