Gray-streaked Flycatcher

Muscicapa griseisticta

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)

Code 4

GSFL

Code 6

MUSGRI

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Gray-streaked Flycatcher is a small passerine of only 13 to 15 cm in length. Its preferred habitat is located throughout eastern Asia. Breeding grounds are found in coniferous forests in northeastern China, North Korea, southeastern Siberia, Sakhalin and Kamchatka. During autumn and spring, it migrates through eastern and southern China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. In winter months, this bird is found in forests and forest edges or open areas with scattered vegetation. Areas included are typically Borneo, the Philippines, Palau, eastern Indonesia and New Guinea. The conservation rating for the Gray-streaked Flycatcher is Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Gray-streaked Flycatcher: Small flycatcher with gray-brown upperparts and dark streaked white underparts. Tail is short and notched; wings are gray-brown with faint white wing bar. Undertail coverts are white. Face shows white eye-ring and distinct brown malar mark; throat is white. Bill is black.


Range and Habitat

Gray-streaked Flycatcher: This Old World flycatcher makes its rare appearances only on the western Aleutian Islands of Alaska. It may also found on Kamchatka Islands and in Siberia. It frequents coniferous and mixed woodland areas, preferring woodland edges in plains habitats and low hills for nesting.

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Gray-streaked Flycatcher SONGS AND CALLS

Gray-streaked Flycatcher E1

Song is a rapid, repeated "see-see-see".

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"speet-teet-teet"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Gray-streaked Flycatcher is also known as the Spot-breasted or the Gray-spotted Flycatcher.
  • This species was first described by the English naturalist Robert Swinhoe in 1861.
  • 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.

RANGE MAP PALAU

About this Palau Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across the Palau islands.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Artist

Yury Lisyak

HELP ME IDENTIFY A BIRD

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

Undertail covertsX
Small feathers that cover the areas where the retrices (tail feathers) attach to the rump.
UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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