Collared Flycatcher

Ficedula albicollis

Armenian Name: Սպիտակավիզ ճանճորս
Collared Flycatcher

See Plate 51 for Collared Flycatcher and other similar species

Resident Status: Casual
Length:13 cm, Wing Span:22.5-24.5 cm
Distribution Map: Map 291.
Adult (Breeding): Male is black with a broad white collar, forehead, wing patch, and large white spot at the base of the primaries; obvious white or gray rump patch. Underparts white. Female is gray-brown above with a pale gray rump, variable small white wing patch, large white spot at base of primaries; off-white below.
Adult (Non-breeding): Both sexes similar to breeding female, but male has black wings and large white patch at base of primaries.
Similar Species: In breeding plumage, differs from European Pied Flycatcher and Semi-collared Flycatcher by white collar, distinctly contrasting pale rump, and large white spot at base of primaries. Non-breeders often indistinguishable from non-breeding European Pied Flycatcher and Semi-collared Flycatcher.
Behavior: Often keeps low in trees and bushes, making short flights or drops briefly to ground to catch insects.
Habitat: Deciduous forest, orchards, scrub.
Food: Insects.