Birding

  • January 26, 2015

Vermilion Flycatcher – These birds can be found in Savannas, pasture lands and agricultural areas. Also in parks and other areas in towns and villages. The flycatcher feeds mostly on insects such as flies, grasshopper and Beatles. The Vermilion Flycatcher is an opportunism feeder and has been seen eating small fish.  They lay in nests made of twigs, stems and roots, and lined with hair. The flycatchers eggs are incubated for about two weeks by the female and the young are ready to leave the nest 15 days after hatching.Adult males can be distinguished by the bright red cap throat and underparts,black eyeline, wings and tail. Females have more brown upper parts with white underparts with faint streaks on breast and light pink on the underpart of tail.