Vermillion flycatcher

A small (14-15 cm) but very conspicuous flycatcher. The male is mostly bright crimson red, with a contrasting dark brown-grey back and mask, while the female is more pinkish and white. Solitary or in pairs, typically seen perching on an exposed branch from where it makes short ‘sallying’ flights to catch insects and return to its same spot. They are more abundant in the Chaco during the winter months when migrants arrive from further south in the continent. 




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