Mojave River Valley Museum
Desert Wildlife -
The Vermilion Flycatcher is a small passerine bird in the Tyrannidae, or tyrant flycatcher family. Most flycatchers are
rather drab, but the Vermilion Flycatcher is a striking exception.
The species grows to about seven inches in length, and is strongly dimorphic; males are bright red, with
dark brown plumage. Females have a peach-coloured belly with a dark grey upperside.
Found in the southwestern United States, Central America, and northern and central
South America. The flycatchers grow to about seven inches in length, and feed mostly off of insects such as
flies, grasshoppers and beetles.