Collared Flycatcher

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.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 13 December 2015
Scientific Name
Ficedula albicollis
  • Passeriformes
  • Muscicapidae
  • Ficedula
  • F. albicollis
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 9 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
4.7 to 5.3 inches


International Names

Chinese (汉语) 白领姬鹟
Czech (Cesky) lejsek bělokrký
Danish (Dansk) Hvidhalset Fluesnapper
Dutch (Nederlands) Withalsvliegenvanger
Finnish (Suomi) sepelsieppo
French (Français) Gobemouche à collier
German (Deutsch) Halsbandschnäpper
Italian (Italiano) Balia dal collare
Japanese (日本語) シロエリヒタキ [shiroerihitaki
Norwegian (Norsk) Halsbåndfluesnapper
Polish (Polski) muchołówka białoszyja
Portuguese (Português) Papa-moscas-de-colar
Russian (русский язык) Мухоловка-белошейка
Spanish (Español) Papamoscas Acollarado
Swedish (Svenska) Halsbandsflugsnappare
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