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.

Picture not yet available

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.


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

We hope that you have found this information helpful. If so we are sure you would also enjoy our books about Algarve wildlife and wildflowers. Buy them online here...

Wild Orchids of the AlgarveAlgarve Wildlife, the natural year

© 1995 - 2021 First Nature: a not-for-profit volunteer-run resource

Please help to keep this free resource online...

Terms of use - Privacy policy - Disable cookies - Links policy