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Sonoran Desert Birds



Vermilion flycatcher (female) - (Pyrocephalus rubinus)

Size: 6 inches
Overall Color: gray-pinkish
Occurrence: near water
Diet: insects
Nest: shallow cup
Field Identification: streaked breast, dark gray mask, flicks tail, flycatches
Season: year-round

Vermilion flycatcher (female)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae (tyrant flycatchers)
Genus: Pyrocephalus
species: rubinus

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