Wild Florida Photo - Pyrocephalus rubinus - Vermilion flycatcher

Pyrocephalus rubinus

Vermilion flycatcher

Florida native

Wakulla Co. FL 12/23/19
Wakulla Co. FL 12/23/19
Wakulla Co. FL 12/23/19
Wakulla Co. FL 12/23/19

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This flycatcher is primarily found in scrub and riperian ares of Mexico and the southwestern United States, During the winter they may be found along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
A small flycatcher typically 15cm (6 in.) long with a 25.5cm (10 in.) wingspan. Males are distinctive with red or reddish-orange crowns, lower face and undersides and a dark line through the eye forming a mask that continues to the nape and down the back. The wings and tail are also a dark blackish-brown with the outer edges and tip of the tail sometimes edged in white. Females are grayish-brown on top with a white eyebrow and throat, streaked with grayish-brown on the breast and having a salmon or pale orange belly and vent.


Pyrocephalus rubinus is a member of the Tyrannidae - Tyrant Flycatchers family.

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Cornell Lab All About Birds page for this species

Date record last modified: Dec 23, 2019

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