What is the Galapagos bird with the red chest?

The most famous red chested bird in Galapagos is the magnificent frigate bird. The male inflates its red pouch to attract females during the mating season. Some of the best spots to find it are North Seymour island, Lobos island and Tijeretas hill on San Cristobal island.

The vermilion flycatcher is also a Galapagos species with a bright red chest. The male version of this striking bird has a vibrantly red chest and throat plumage, while the females have a more subdued coloration. Vermilion flycatchers can be found throughout the Galapagos Islands. They are usually seen perched on trees or in flight to catch flying insects. They are easily identifiable by their distinctive color.