Monday, October 10, 2011

Vermilion Flycatcher

The vermilion flycatcher is a very popular passerine with birders but unfortunately there are very few places that you can find them in the United States. There are actually twelve different subspecies of vermilion flycatchers and that can be found from the south western United States down though Mexico, Central America and most of South America. The photo above is of a male vermilion flycatcher that I photographed in south Texas in 2010. As with many passerines the female of the species is much less colorful. The only red on the female is under the tail and it is much paler then the red on the male.

6 comments:

Sue H said...

Wow...stunning!

Jeannelle said...

Excellent photograph of a beautiful bird.

Ida said...

What a divine shot of this stunning bird.

KaHolly said...

Just beautiful! I've only seen one once, at the King's Ranch in Kingsville, TX.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome photo as usual! Wow! Enough to make me want to become a birder!

thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/Ruby Tuesday ^_^

Kathy said...

Great photo. I think we all are attracted to the beautiful birds of prey.