European Pied Flycatcher

Ficedula hypoleuca

(F. h. hypoleuca)

Armenian Name: Խայտաբղետ ճանճորս
European Pied Flycatcher

See Plate 51 for European Pied Flycatcher and other similar species

Resident Status: Migrant
Abundance: Rare
Length:13 cm, Wing Span:21.5-24 cm
Distribution Map: Map 290.
Adult (Breeding): Male is black or dark brown above with bold white wing panel and small white spot at base of primaries (often not visible), two small white forehead spots; white underparts. Female is brown above with a slightly paler rump, variable small white wing patch; off-white below.
Adult (Non-breeding): Both sexes similar to breeding female.
Similar Species: Semi-collared and Collared Flycatchers.
Behavior: Moves from perch to perch after flying insects; often feeds high in canopy.
Habitat: Forests, wooded river gorges, orchards, scrub.
Food: Insects.