This species is a rarity in Northern California but increasingly regular as a winter visitor to the Central Valley. These small colorful flycatchers breed locally in Southern California. This is an adult female based on its rich red-orange color. California birds are of the northern migratory race, P. r. flammeus characterized by paler grayer mantle, more orange coloration and paler streaking on the breast of the female as seen here. Recent analysis of their genetics and vocalizations indicates that the current taxonomy needs revision and this species may comprise four to six species over its vast range in the Americas. See SACC proposal 818 for details: https://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCprop818.htm
This species has one of the most misspelled English bird names in North America, probably second only to Steller's Jay.