The smallest flycatchers (L 11,5 cm) in Europe, black-and-white tail pattern distinguishes this from other. Male acquires red bib only at 2 or possibly 3 years of age. Breeds relatively commonly in tall deciduous or mixed forest. Feeds on insects caught in the air. Migrant
Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
The major threat for the species is the degradation of its habitat by changing forestry practices. Furthermore, hunting during migration may be a factor accounting for the decline.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
about 2,000 pairs
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