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


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
Photo by lior kislev
Arava Valley, Israel, April 2009

Similar Species

European Pied Flycatcher and Collared Flycatcher


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


This is a monotypic species[1].


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



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


The diet includes insects caught in flight.


  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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. Wikipedia

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