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A photo of a Taiga Flycatcher (Ficedula albicilla), male
Taiga Flycatcher, Male

Taiga Flycatcher

Ficedula albicilla

The taiga flycatcher or red-throated flycatcher (Ficedula albicilla) is a migratory bird in the family Muscicapidae. The species was first described by Peter Simon Pallas in 1811. The female has brown upper parts with a blackish tail flanked by white. The breast is buffish with underparts mostly white. The male has ear coverts and sides of the neck blue-tinged grey with breeding males having orange-red coloration on the throats. Unlike the taiga flycatcher, the female of the similar red-breasted flycatcher has brown tail while the red colour in breeding males extend up to the breast in red-breasted flycatcher. It breeds in northern Eurasia from eastern Russia to Siberia and Mongolia. It is a winter visitor to South and South-east Asia in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Vietnam, and Japan. Its natural habitat is taiga forest. It is a rare vagrant to western Europe. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the red-breasted flycatcher.
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Nat Panda
Sunday 30 Apr 2023 - 7:15am
China
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Николай Марченко
Sunday 09 Apr 2023 - 6:30am
Thailand
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Николай Марченко
Tuesday 04 Apr 2023 - 11:06am
Thailand
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Николай Марченко
Tuesday 04 Apr 2023 - 9:51am
Thailand
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