Red-breasted Flycatcher

Ficedula parva

(F. p. parva)

Armenian Name: Փոքր ճանճորս
Red-breasted Flycatcher

See Plate 51 for Red-breasted Flycatcher and other similar species

Resident Status: Breeding bird
Abundance: Uncommon
Length:11.5 cm, Wing Span:18.5-21 cm
Distribution Map: Map 293.
Description: Small agile restless flycatcher with small bill, plump body, pale eyering, and white patches at base of tail.
Adult: Uniform brown upperparts.
Adult (Breeding): Breeding: male has red-orange chin and throat patch, and a gray head. Female has a brown head and lacks red on chin and throat.
Juvenile: Pale-spotted and edged above; underparts mottled.
Behavior: Often secretive, staying high in trees; male sings fluty song from exposed perch lower in trees. Both sexes give rattling alarm call.
Habitat: Mature deciduous forests when breeding; widespread in scrub on migration.
Food: Insects.
Nest: Cup of dry grass in tree cavity or nest box.
Eggs: 17 mm, 5-6, white, red-brown spots.