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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Spotted Flycatcher

 

 

Awaiting image for this species

 

 

Spotted Flycatcher

Muscicapa striata

 

  • Spotted Flycatcher
  • Muscicapa striata
  • UK: RED LIST. 59,000 territories(Summer) BTO
  • UK: Migrant Breeder, Passage Visitor . Most in May - August (Northern birds arrive September)
  • WI: Scarce Migrant Breeder (1-9 breeding pairs), and passage visitor, (very small numbers recorded in most years)
  • Breeds: Woodlands. Europe, Asia
  • Winters: Africa
  • Habitat: Open woodland, parks, gardens
  • Diet: Mostly flying insects. Perches watching for insects, flys out to get them then returns to perch
  • Grey-brown with off-white breast, (streaked with darker grey). Forehead also streaked forehead.
  • Similar birds: Pied Flycatcher
  • Listen to a Spotted Flycatcher (RSPB site)

 

Spotted Flycatcher records in the Western Isles

Scarce Migrant Breeder (1-9 breeding pairs), and passage visitor, (very small numbers recorded in most years)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)

 


The chart below shows how abundant the Spotted 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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