habitat: Edwards Plateau location: Edwards county 10 miles North of Rocksprings soil: EcF- Eckrant Rock complex, PeB Prade-Eckrant complex and TeA Tarrant-Eckrant complex Limestone with cobbly silty clay soil layer. elevation ~2300' oak spp.,Texas Persimmon and yaupon thickets. Open areas primarily Prickly Pear, Agarita and Optunia leptocaulis. Grazed by cattle, whitetailed deer and Axis deer. Dug pond and water troughs with year around water.
The Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) is a small passerine bird in the Tyrannidae, or tyrant flycatcher family. Most flycatchers are rather drab, but the Vermilion Flycatcher is a striking exception. It is a favourite with birders, but is not generally kept in aviculture, as the males tend to lose their vermilion colouration when in captivity.