Most flycatchers are relatively dull and drab, but the vermilion flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) is the most brilliantly colored specimen. Males have striking red underparts that contrast strongly with the brown back, tail and wings. Females are less bold, but still have a red wash on their underparts that can be eye-catching. These birds can be found in the summer throughout Mexico and in parts of South America, with their range extending as far north as the southwestern edge of the United States. In winter, many populations migrate to Brazil or the Gulf coast of Mexico.
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