Our Birdorable Bonanza: 2015 Advent Edition continues today with a pretty black-and-white flycatcher from the Old World: the Collared Flycatcher! The Collared Flycatcher is a pretty black-and-white species of songbird found in the Old World. These flycatchers are migratory; they breed across... Read more »
About the Collared Flycatcher
Also known as: White-collared Flycatcher
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.