Beak of the Week: Vermillion Flycatcher

Pledge to Fledge is coming up this weekend! And, if you haven’t yet been inspired to share your love and passion for birds with others, hopefully this beauty will do the trick!

A Vermillion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus

Common Name: Vermillion Flycatcher

Latin Name: Pyrocephalus rubinus

Range:  Southwestern United States, Central America and South America.

Habitat: Arid climates, such as deserts and woodlands, often near water.

Diet: Mainly insects.

Conservation Status: Least Concern. However, population numbers have declined on account of habitat destruction.

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus nanus), Galapagos subspecies, male on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.

Interesting fact: Male Vermillion Flycatchers will often bring an eye-catching insect, such as a butterfly, to a female Vermillion Flycatcher in hopes of initiating a mating relationship.

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Happy Birding!

Danielle + Michelle

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