Pied Flycatcher

Ficedula hypoleuca

Length:

13cm

Wingspan:

21cm to 24cm

Weight:

12g to 15g

Pied Flycatcher

About the Pied Flycatcher

The pied flycatcher is a small bird - slightly smaller than a house sparrow. Males have black upperparts and white lower parts and strong white patches on the folded wing. Compared to males, females are much more of a browner colour.

These birds spend the winter in West Africa and visit the UK in summer, where it spends most of its time in western areas breeding.

What does a Pied Flycatcher eat?

Their diets consist of caterpillars and insects. In late summer and during migration they eat fruit and seeds.

Expert Q + A

Ask a question

Do you have a question about this topic that we haven't answered? Submit it below, and one of our experts will answer as soon as they can.

Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered.

Other birds in the Old World flycatchers and chats family

Get the good stuff

Get the latest BirdFacts delivered straight to your inbox