Documentation of Vermilion Flycatcher

Observer Information

Reporter:  Jeffrey Coyle    Colorado Springs, CO  
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Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Vermilion Flycatcher
First Date/Time:  11/2/2013 9:00:00 AM
Last Date/Time:  11/2/2013 10:00:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):  1 Hour
County:  Logan
Specific Location:  Red Lion State Wildlife Area
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Transitional


grassland with a small irrigation creek, a few cottonwoods

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  Monarch 42
Distance:  10 feet
Light:  sunny

Description of the Bird

Still had a lot of red in feathers. But, not as bright as you normally see in full colors in summer. Identified it by the red, beak, and black eye slash.

Similar Species Discussion

Similiar red color, maybe a tanger or pine grosbeak. I ruled out tanagers or grosbeak because of bill. And ruled out grosbeak because not white in black on wings. if misidentified it could be Red Crossbill. The crossbill has different bill.

Resources Used


Previous Experience

Seen several along with species with similiar colors; summer and scarlet tanagers doing southwest willow flycatcher surveys in New Mexico.



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Date Documentation Submitted

8/22/2014 9:55:00 AM

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