Vermilion Flycatcher

Add some fire to this firebird

By: Jerry Poindexter
Photography by Dave and Steve Maslowski

The vermilion flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubins) measures between 5 and 6 1⁄2 inches in length and has a bright red crown and underparts. The scientific name means “firebird.” This flycatcher will display its colors to frighten insects out into the open. The reference for the pattern and painting notes are from study skins provided by the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University in Tempe.

Read the complete article in Wildfowl Carving Magazine's Spring 2016 issue.


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