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Red-breased Flycatcher
Ficedula parva

Map of the common names


Description
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


Watercolour by Serge Nicolle


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.


Distribution map


yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor


Population :
about 2,000 pairs


Drawing by Manuel Manolos


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