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Collared Flycatcher

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  • Nymphicus hollandicus
  • Parrots & Parakeets

About the Collared Flycatcher

Also known as: White-collared Flycatcher
The Collared Flycatcher is a striking species of flycatcher found in the Old World. This is a migratory species that breeds across south-central portions of Europe and winters in southeastern Africa.

As indicated by their family name, these birds feed on flying insects. They also feed on non-flying insects like ants, spiders, and millipedes. Seeds and berries may also be consumed on occasion. Collared Flycatchers nest in cavities, using tree holes or nest boxes. During the nesting and fledgling stages, Collared Flycatchers may fall prey to Great Spotted Woodpeckers.

Through bird ringing (also called bird banding) we know that the oldest known wild Collared Flycatcher lived to nearly 8 years of age.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 13 December 2015
Scientific Name Ficedula albicollis
  • Passeriformes
  • Muscicapidae
  • Ficedula
  • F. albicollis
Birdorable Family Flycatchers & Friends
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 9 August 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
4.7 to 5.3 inches
Range East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia South Africa Asia Europe Africa

International Names

  • 白领姬鹟 (Chinese)
  • lejsek bělokrký (Czech)
  • Hvidhalset Fluesnapper (Danish)
  • Withalsvliegenvanger (Dutch)
  • sepelsieppo (Finnish)
  • Gobemouche à collier (French)
  • Halsbandschnäpper (German)
  • Balia dal collare (Italian)
  • シロエリヒタキ [shiroerihitaki (Japanese)
  • Halsbåndfluesnapper (Norwegian)
  • muchołówka białoszyja (Polish)
  • Papa-moscas-de-colar (Portuguese)
  • Мухоловка-белошейка (Russian)
  • Papamoscas Acollarado (Spanish)
  • Halsbandsflugsnappare (Swedish)

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