These are small flycatchers, phoebe-like in behavior. Their winter habitat is large lawns--golf courses, cemeteries, ball fields. They frequently perch on lone saplings and fence posts, and sally out to chase flying insects at lawn-level.
Adult males are a hurt-your-eyes reddish-orange on the crown and under parts. They have a black mask, nape, back, rump, wings, and tail.
|Vermilion Flycatcher. Imperial Beach, California. November 25, 2016. Greg Gillson.|
|Paler male, likely one year old.|
|There were two birds that appeared to be young females.|