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Muscicapa striata - Spotted Flycatcher

Phylum: Chordata - Class: Aves - Order: Passeriformes - Family: Muscicapidae

A characteristic upright pose helps with identification of this lovely little bird, which is generally a solitary rather than communal visitor to gardens in Britain, where it is most frequently to be seen in Wales, the Westcountry, northern England and southern Scotland. Winged insects are their main food source.

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Nesting often in holes in buildings or behind creepers growing on weathered walls, spotted flycatchers will also make use of nest boxes in gardens and parks.

Acknowledgements

Pictures shown on this page were kindly contributed by David Adamson and Melvin Grey.


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