Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Vermilion Flycatcher

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes


For this week's wild bird I am sharing the Vermilion Flycatcher. One of my favorite sightings in Belize..  This was not my first sighting of this bird, they are my first photos of the pretty Vermilion Flycatcher. I actually saw it during our one day visit to Belize while we were on a April 2006 Western Caribbean cruise and a cave-tubing excursion.
This bird was seen during my birding tour near the Sittee River in Hopkins Belize.  Part of our tour included some birding along the road on the way to the river.. Whenever we spotted a bird we would stop to view the bird up close and take photo if we wanted.



The Vermilion Flycatcher is a stunning color unlike other drab flycatchers..The males are bright red and have dark brown plumage. They prefer open areas but usually near water. They eat insects such as flies, grasshoppers and beetles.






A different angle of the Vermilion Flycatcher showing dark brown plumage on it's back and wings. It Is a gorgeous bird and one of my many favorites.

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60 comments:

Sue said...

What a gorgeous bird! That must have been a real treat to see in person.
Hope you have a wonderful day

Stewart M said...

Great looking bird! I saw one of these in Arizona - but it was really just a small patch of bright red in a high tree - I'd lobe to see one close up.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: the door curtain was a bit of a mystery to me as well!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Such a lovely and colorful bird. Amazing !
est regards, Synnöve

Kerri Farley said...

An Absolute Beauty!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) How wonderful for you to see this exquisite bird in the wild.The Vermilion Flycatcher is a real gem.

✿ chica said...

Muito lindo!!!Gostei muito! bjs praianos,chica

Carole M. said...

such an amazing and ADORABLE little bird; I don't think I'd be able to get my camera to focus if I saw that one :)!

Christian Perrin said...

Absolutely stunning bird! I can't think of any other bird with the same shade of red - it's just so vivid!

Carver said...

That's a beautiful bird.

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, Amazingly BEAUTIFUL with color coordination with red and dark brown plumage,isn't he♬♬♬
I wish we had birding group here in my area :-)

Have a wonderful week ahead, Dear Eileen.
Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love that beautiful red on that beautiful bird :)

ulla laiho said...

What a lovely bird with that bright red color.

Laura said...

What a beauty!!!

Mersad said...

Love the specks of red in the bird. Very beautiful.

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! That flycatcher sure is an eye popper! And very cute.

Debbie said...

WoW eileen, it is a real beauty!! he selected some great spots to have his picture taken. no hiding for this guy!!!!

Irma said...

Beautiful bird with a beautiful red color.
Very well photographed, Eileen.

TexWisGirl said...

so darn cute and plucky, in addition to being vibrant!

Linda W. said...

Such a pretty bird! Love it when you share photos from your Belize trip.

islandwonder said...

The Vermilion Flycatcher is so super cute.

Felicia said...

what a beautiful bird. Thanks for sharing.

Noushka said...

My goodness!
How beautiful he is!
You really know how to make me dream!!!
I hope you have many more beauties to show us from Belize!
Keep well Eileen

Gail Dixon said...

He's beautiful! This is a winter bird for us and I'm hopeful that I will have a chance to see him next winter.

A Quiet Corner said...

He is gorgeous, Eileen...love his coloring!...:)JP

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
What a beautiful and colorful bird!!
Gorgeous pictures!!Great shots!!
Have a happy week!Hugs!
Dimi...

Nancy J said...

Wow, his shades are so bright and as always ,your photos and nature give us the best , Cheers,Jean

Happyone said...

Wow, that red sure is bright. What a beautiful bird.

Betsy Adams said...

HI, I would never have guessed that that was a Flycatcher.. I've never seen one so colorful... Love that RED....

Hugs,
Betsy

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

that birdie is too too cute!! so tiny. love this bird. those colors are so vibrant. ( :

Adam Jones said...

Wow! That's one gorgeous bird. Stunning pictures.

Brian King said...

What a gorgeous bird! I've never seen one except in photos.

Andrea Priebe said...

I am spellbound by this beautiful bird, which I have never seen or heard of before. I love the brown with the rich red coloring. No wonder he is a favorite. I am curious about the color of his mate ... will you have pictures of her as well at some point? Wonderful post, Eileen.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Valerie said...

Great captures Eileen. What a vivid colour. It kind of looks like a painted sparrow! Thanks for sharing (and visiting my blog)

Blackberry Lane said...

Incredibly beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

magiceye said...

Splendid colourful birdie!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful bird!

September Violets said...

He is such a beautiful flycatcher!! I guess the name "vermillion" says it all for the brightness of that red. Nice shots :) Wendy x

Marie said...

Love your Vermillion Flycatcher. That had to be such an amazing trip! Would love to go to Central Amer. some time!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen Wow! Now I understand why you love this beautiful little birds. He is gorgeous. You captured him from different angles which was great to see.

NatureFootstep said...

You can´t miss that one in the tree, can you?

Bob Bushell said...

What a bloomer, superb beautiful bird Eileen.

Phil Slade said...

You used the right word their Eileen. "Stunner" is what that bird is and such a vibrant colour for a rainforest. The females should easily find him.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Poppy said...

What gorgeous, bold colour on the Vermilion Flycatcher, Eileen! No wonder it is one of your favourites! The male is TOO cute, I might add. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely Wednesday!

Poppy

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I don't believe we have any of them around here. They are beautiful and even have an interesting name.

DeniseinVA said...

How exciting to see this Vermillion Flycatcher. Such a striking and beautiful bird. Thank you for sharing him Eileen.

Gunilla Bäck said...

A cute little bird. The colour is amazing.

Kathie Brown said...

Eileen, I know this bird well from my years in Arizona! How funny it is to think it is found also in Belize! You sure do get around and you obviously have an adventurous spirit!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Well worth that stop to see such a pretty bird. Glad you had a terrific time in Belize. I sure want to explore more Central American countries that I have not yet gone to (only have been to Panama and Costa Rica). Have a great day!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh..Look at that coloration.. Beautiful bird and captures Eileen.. Michelle

Our photos said...

What beautiful colors !

vesselsmemories said...

Hi Eileen,
An absolute gorgeous bird! I would love to see one someday. Thank you for visiting my blog, too!

Dawn
@ A Place for Pictures and Memories

Rebecca said...

How exciting! Such a beautiful bird. :)
During the spring and summer we have the scissor-tailed flycatcher. It's definitely one of my favorites...

Liz said...

What a gorgeous little bird, Eileen!
Nicely captured~

Helma said...

Jemineeee ...... what a beautiful bird is beautiful.
Amazing is the red color. I am totally in love with this bird.
Just gorgeous!

Chris Rohrer said...

Congrats! So glad you finally got to see one. When you come eventually to visit Tucson, let me know. They are a common bird for us here. That bird is spectacular and also Tucson Audubon's official mascot:)

bettyl-NZ said...

What a lovely little bird!

Lynne said...

Gorgeous, Beautiful, Stunning . . .

Maria said...

Wow, a red Flycatcher, what a wonderful find!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

There is something so wonderful about red birds! And this is one of the neatest I've ever seen.

I'm spending a rainy hour catching up on posts I've missed when we travel. Rain when you have wifi is not a bad thing at all.

I won't drive you nuts by commenting on all the posts, but please know I read and enjoyed every one of them!!

Ela said...

Wow !! Really, that's a beauty !!!!!!!

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