Male Vermilion Flycatcher Feeding Female

I thought this was interesting.  In the first shot, the male vermilion flycatcher has a caterpillar in it’s mouth.  In the second shot, which was taken about 15 seconds later, he appears to be feeding it to the female.  I’m not sure whether or not this might be some sort of mating ritual, but either way, it seemed like a pretty nice thing for him to do.   🙂

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2 Responses

  1. Cille
    Cille April 17, 2015 at 10:47 pm | | Reply

    Todd, how cool is that? Very pretty birds. The male was taking care of the female because he knew she was hungry, LOL. How sweet is that??

    Keep the pictures coming and having fun. Thanks a million.
    Cille

  2. Ann
    Ann February 12, 2017 at 9:36 am | | Reply

    I believe this is a juvenile, not a female, that is being fed. Wonderful photos!

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