|Common Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus
Brazilian name: príncipe
| Brazil, Colombia and Chile
The male Common Vermilion Flycatcher is a stunning bird with its head and underparts a brilliant scarlet apart from a thick dark line through the eye.
| The first photo is either of a young male coming into breeding plumage for the first time or an eclipse male which has lost some of its scarlet colouring during the non-breeding season.
The female, seen in photo 6, has very different colouring being dusky brown with a streaked greyish breast and normally some pink on the belly.
|They are found in open areas with some trees or bushes and can be found in parks and gardens. They range from south west USA to central Argentina but are not found in Amazonia or eastern Brazil except when on migration during the southern winter. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.|
Photos 5 and 6 were taken in northern Chile and are of the sub-species
P. r. cocachacrae where the male has a slightly less dark back
and less bright red underparts.|
Photos 7 to 9 were taken in the Cauca Valley, Colombia and show the sub-species P. r. piurae where the male has a darker back and more vibrant red.