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A ‘Fire-Headed’ Feathered Ember, Flitting About In A Desert Landscape!

THIS BIRD’S GENUS NAME IS PYROCEPHALUS, WHICH TRANSLATES TO “FIRE-HEADED,” EXACTLY WHAT THIS BIRD IS. A bird colored in what can only be described as a brilliant fla

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THIS BIRD’S GENUS NAME IS PYROCEPHALUS, WHICH TRANSLATES TO “FIRE-HEADED,” EXACTLY WHAT THIS BIRD IS.

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MEET THE SCARLET FLYCATCHER

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Photo by Charles J. Sharp and used with permission under the terms of CC BY-SA 4.0

The vermilion flycatcher, which is orange in color, is a close relative of the scarlet flycatcher, which is red in color. Although it can be difficult to tell the two species apart at times, the Scarlet flycatcher has wings that are more pointed. The males have darker upperparts, a mask around their eyes, and bright red coloring on their bellies and crowns. Females have lighter upperparts.

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Females are stunning in their own right; their skin is a darker, richer shade of brown, and their bellies can sometimes be seen to have a salmon-colored blush.

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Preferring to be in open bushy areas, including woodland, the Scarlet flycatchers can be seen hunting down insects on the wing. Also seen quite frequently along the roadside, where they frequently rest on fenceposts while taking a break.

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The Scarlet flycatcher is not thought to be in any danger due to the fact that it is so widespread across its range.

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