Red-breasted Flycatcher

Ficedula parva

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)

Code 4

Non AOU

Code 6

Non AOU

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Red-breasted Flycatcher has a large range, estimated globally at 10,000,000 square kilometers. Native to Europe and Asia, this bird prefers temperate, subtropical, or tropical forest ecosystems as well as plantations and rural gardens. The global population of this bird is estimated at 6,400,000 to 9,200,000 individuals and does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Red-breasted Flycatcher is Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Red-breasted Flycatcher: Small warbler-sized flycatcher. Head is brown-gray with white eye ring, orange-red throat, and gray on sides of upper breast. Rest of upperparts are plain brown. Tail dark brown and black with white base. Underparts white and pale brown. Dark gray legs and feet.

 

Range and Habitat

Red-breasted Flycatcher: In North America this bird can be seen in the Western Aleutian Islands and on Alaska's St. Lawrence Island. This bird is widespread, but generally rather scarce, in Eastern Europe as far north as parts of Finland and Sweden. In winter it migrates to south Asia. It frequents mature conifer and mixed coniferous/deciduous forests.

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Red-breasted Flycatcher SONGS AND CALLS

Red-breasted Flycatcher E1

Call is a grating "zeee-it".

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"hu-lee, hu-lee", "trrrrrrt", "zee-it"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • It is sometimes separated as the Taiga Flycatcher, or Red-throated Flycatcher, Ficedula albicilla.
  • The Asian race of the Red-breasted Flycatcher, Ficedula parva albicilla has the red throat surrounded by grey and a different song.
  • A group of flycatchers has many collective nouns, including an "outfield", "swatting", "zapper", and "zipper" of flycatchers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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