Ficedula hypoleuca - European pied flycatcher:

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Summary Information
Living Organisms / Animalia / Craniata / Aves / Passeriformes / Muscicapidae / Ficedula / Species

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The taxonomy of birds is still under review and the A World Checklist of Birds by Burt L. Monroe, Jr and Charles G. Sibley (B89) has been chosen as the primary reference. The taxonomic structure will be amended when new editions or complete references are identified by the scientific world as the recognized primary references for taxonomy.

Alternative Names
Distribution Palearctic; winters to central Africa (B89)
Habitat Breeding - "Woodlands; mainly moist open oak in UK, also in conifers and gardens on continent" (B163)
Further Information Feeding:
  • food - insects
  • feeding behaviour - foliage gleans, sometimes swoops


  • location and structure - cavity nest in deciduous tree, sometimes in coniferous tree
  • breeding structure - monogamous, polygynous


  • markings - Unpatterned
  • number of eggs - 6-7 (5-8)
  • broods - 1 (2?) broods
  • incubation - by female; 13-15 (11-18) days


  • development - Altricial
  • parental caring for young - by male and female, female more than male
  • fledging - 14-17 days

(B163, B164)

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