- Ficedula albicollis
12-13.5 cm (4¾-5¼ in)
- Black upperparts, tail and bill
- White underparts, collar, large wing patch and forehead
- Pale rump
Female and non breeding male - pale brown above, with white wing bars. White below.
The female European Pied Flycatcher has a very insignificant pale vertical mark leading from the white wing bar - in the female Collared this is noticeably broader and leads almost to the edge of the wing.
Beware hybrid Pied × Collared which can look like Semicollared Flycatcher.
Breeds eastern France to the Balkans and Ukraine. Winters in tropical and southern Africa (south of the equator).
This is a monotypic species.
Deciduous woodlands, parks and gardens.
The diet includes insects hawked aerially, caterpillars and berries.
They nest in tree cavities; 5-7 eggs are laid.
Song: a squeaky tsee-tsee-tsee-sui-see
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728 6
- Collins Field Guide 5th Edition
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Collared Flycatcher. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 6 June 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Collared_Flycatcher
GSearch checked for 2020 platform.