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Red Breasted Flycatcher
Red Breasted Flycatcher

The Red-breasted Flycatcher is a small passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family. It breeds in eastern Europe and across central Asia and is migratory, wintering in south Asia.

It has the red throat surrounded by grey and a different song. The breeding male of this small 11–12 cm long flycatcher is mainly brown above and white below, with a grey head and orange throat. The bill is black and has the broad but pointed shape typical of aerial insectivores. As well as taking insects in flight, this species hunts caterpillars amongst the oak foliage, and will take berries. The base of the outer tail feather is white and the tail is often flicked upwards as they perch looking out for insect prey which are caught on the wing or sometimes from the ground. In winter they are mostly silent but have a typical chip-chip-chr-rrr flycatcher call.

Non-breeding males, females and juveniles have brown heads and lack the throat collar with an inverted dark T against the white tail sides. They are found mainly deciduous woodlands, especially near water.

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