Pied Flycatcher

Ficedula hypoleuca

Pied Flycatcher

Pied Flycatcher

Quick Facts


Scientific name:

Ficedula hypoleuca


Old World flycatchers and chats

Conservation status:






21cm to 24cm


12g to 15g

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.

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