European pied flycatcher

European pied flycatcher

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Ficedula hypoleuca
Life Span
11 years
WEIGHT
13 g
LENGTH
13 cm
WINGSPAN
22 cm

The European pied flycatcher is a small passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family. One of the four species of Western Palearctic black-and-white flycatchers, it hybridizes to a limited extent with the collared flycatcher. It breeds in most of Europe and across the Western Palearctic. It is migratory, wintering mainly in tropical Africa. It usually builds its nests in holes on oak trees. This species practices polygyny, usually bigamy, with the male travelling large distances to acquire a second mate. The male will mate with the secondary female and then return to the primary female in order to help with aspects of child rearing, such as feeding. The European pied flycatcher is mainly insectivorous, although its diet also includes other arthropods. This species commonly feeds on spiders, ants, bees and similar prey. The European pied flycatcher has a very large range and population size and so it is of least concern according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature .

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Di

Diurnal

Ca

Carnivore

In

Insectivores

Ar

Arboreal

Te

Terrestrial

Te

Territorial

Ov

Oviparous

Po

Polygamy

Mi

Migrating

E

starts with

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR

References

1. European pied flycatcher Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_pied_flycatcher
2. European pied flycatcher on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22709308/131952521
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/707433

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