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Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)

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The Vermilion Flycatcher occurs in the Pantanal in semi-open areas with bushes and trees, usually perches in the open. These flycatchers and brilliantly coloured and measure about 18 cm in length and feed on flies, grasshoppers and beetles usually caught in mid-air or after a short sally flight from a perch such as a fence post.

 

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Pousada Piuval, Pantanal, July 2013

 

 

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Fazenda Sao Sebastao, Sept. 2013

 

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The vermillion flycatcher is actually an extremely widespread species found throughout most of a huge region of the Americas extending from Central Argentina in the south to the southwestern United States in the north and also on the Galapagos Islands.

 

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This bird was near Rock View Lodge in Guyana

 

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and they are year round residents in the California desert.

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