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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Pied Flycatcher

 

 

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Pied Flycatcher

Ficedula hypoleuca

Gaelic: Breacan glas

 

  • Pied Flycatcher
  • Ficedula hypoleuca
  • Gaelic: Breacan glas
  • UK: 32,000 pairs (Late April - September visitor) BTO
  • WI: Scarce passage visitor (very small numbers each year)
  • Breeds: Europe, North-West Asia
  • Winters: West Africa
  • Habitat: Mature woodland, open forest, (prefers oaks) town parks & gardens
  • Bit smaller than House Sparrow, looks a bit like a Pied Wagtail
    Male mostly black upperparts. White below. Bold white patch on folded wing.
    Female browner
  • Diet: Insects, (feeds caterpillars to nestlings), fruit & seeds late summer & on migration
  • Listen to a Pied Flycatcher on RSPB site
  • Similar birds: Pied Wagtail

 

Pied Flycatcher records in the Western Isles

Scarce passage visitor (very small numbers each year)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)

 


The chart below shows how abundant the Pied Flycatcher is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

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