Vermilion flycatchers

One of the most attractive resident birds in my garden is the vermilion flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus). It is a widespread and rather common species, being found from the South Western United States to Nicaragua. It has been reported locally in South America and even the Galapagos islands.

Like most flycatchers the bird favours open or semi open areas, providing there are shrubs, small trees or fence posts available as perches. The female is much paler than the bright red male, but is still an attractive bird. The photographs were taken on Sunday 10 Feb 2008. Some earlier pictures of the same species are available here 

Male vermilion flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)

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Female

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