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Semicollared Flycatcher

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Photo by lior kislevBarak Wadi, Arava, Israel, April 2008
Photo by lior kislev
Barak Wadi, Arava, Israel, April 2008
Ficedula semitorquata


[edit] Identification

12-13.5 cm

  • Black upperparts
  • White underparts
  • White half-collar
  • Large white wing patch
  • White tail sides
  • Large white forehead patch
  • Pale grey rump
  • Broad black bill
FemalePhoto by lior kislevArava Valley, Israel, April 2009
Photo by lior kislev
Arava Valley, Israel, April 2009

[edit] Similar Species

European Pied Flycatcher and Collared Flycatcher

[edit] Distribution

Montane forests of the Balkan Peninsula to north-western Iran; winters in East Africa.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Mountainous areas of deciduous woodland, especially oak and hornbeam. Desert villages and wadis.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

The open nest is placed in a hole in a tree. The clutch consists of 4-7 eggs.

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects caught in flight.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at
  2. Wikipedia

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