Ficedula hypoleuca hypoleuca
English : European pied flycatcher
French : Gobemouche noir
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Muscicapidae
Notes : 2 other subspecies known
The adults can reach 13 cm in length for a weight of 22 g. Long wings, short bill and round head. Male has black head, wings and tail. Dark grey back, white forehead, throat and belly. Female is brown with dirty white breast and belly.
Range and habitat
The species breeds in most of Europe and north-west Asia to Central Russia. Winters in tropical and equatorial Africa. Subspecies ranges from British Isles and Europe to west Siberia. Absent from Iberian Peninsula. Mostly found in deciduous forests with many old trees, up to 2000 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is common and very numerous, especially in the northern parts of its range. Population numbers can fluctuate from a year to another.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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