The red-breasted flycatcher (Ficedula parva) is a small passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family. It breeds in eastern Europe and across central Asia and is migratory, wintering in south Asia. It is a regular passage migrant in western Europe, whereas the collared flycatcher which breeds further west is rare. This is because of the different migration direction.



The Asian species Ficedula albicilla, previously considered a subspecies of the red-breasted flycatcher, has the red throat surrounded by grey and a different song. It is usually now separated as the taiga flycatcher (Pallas, 1811).

The breeding male of this small 11–12 cm long flycatcher is mainly brown above and white below, with a grey head and orange throat. The bill is black and has the broad but pointed shape typical of aerial insectivores. As well as taking insects in flight, this species hunts caterpillars amongst the oak foliage, and will take berries. The base of the outertail feather is white and the tail is often flicked upwards as they perch looking out for insect prey which are caught on the wing or sometimes from the ground. In winter they are mostly silent but have a typical chip-chip-chr-rrr flycatcher call. In their breeding season, the song consists of melodious whistles, like that of the European pied flycatcher.

Non-breeding males, females and juveniles have brown heads and lack the throat collar, but are easily distinguished from other Ficedula flycatchers on size and the wheatear-like tail pattern, with an inverted dark T against the white tail sides.

They are found mainly deciduous woodlands, especially near water. They build an open nest in a tree hole or similar recess. 4–7 eggs are laid.

Studies on their spring arrivals to the breeding quarters in Poland from 1973–2002 show that males are returning earlier with increasing temperatures.

The genus name is from Latin and refers to a small fig-eating bird (ficus, "fig") supposed to change into the blackcap in winter. The specific parva is Latin for "small".
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Date Location Count
2021-02-19 08:42Abraq Al-Habari1
2021-02-26 09:00Ranjitsagar Dam1
2021-02-19 07:45Girnar Forest--Kashmiri Bapu ashram2
2021-01-31 15:00Girnar Forest--Narayan Dharo1
2021-02-19 08:21Girnar Forest--Lal dhori2
2021-02-28 07:40Baghi swamps1
2021-02-28 07:07Garida Dam1
2021-02-10 11:00Nalsarovar--Flamingo Sankul1
2021-02-21 08:00Thol Bird Sanctuary
2021-02-24 13:48Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) Thaltej Campus1
2021-01-31 09:05Sardar Patel Institute Of Economic And Social Research (SPIESR)2
2021-02-28 08:09Gujarat University1
2021-02-12 08:30Parimal Garden1
2021-02-27 09:42St.Mary High School Road1
2021-02-21 15:33The Serenity Library1
2021-03-01 11:56Indroda Nature Park4
2021-02-28 08:15Sant Sarovar1
2021-02-19 08:10Punit Van4
2021-02-28 15:13Aranya Udhyan3
2021-02-05 14:38Pariej Lake1
2021-02-05 13:26Bhulka Vihar School1
2021-02-20 09:11Virar--Tuss Khadi Beach, Arnala2
2021-02-06 07:34Nirmal lake, Nalsopara1
2021-02-25 07:30Merces, Near Suruchi beach2
2021-02-14 10:50Bena, Near Suruchi Beach1
2021-02-27 14:20Papad khindi dam, Virar1
2021-02-26 07:46Tungareshwar1
2021-02-02 16:15Sanjay Gandhi NP--MSEB Trail1
2021-02-21 16:02Sanjay Gandhi NP--Shilondha Trail1
2021-02-03 17:02Timbi Lake1
2021-02-14 09:07Sanjay Gandhi NP--Upper Trail1
2021-02-12 08:40Sanjay Gandhi NP--Tulsi lake Rd2
2021-02-28 07:30Sanjay Gandhi NP--Kanheri Caves1
2021-02-28 17:10Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay1
2021-02-20 08:44Tungareshwar NP2
2021-02-13 07:30Sanjay Gandhi NP--Tikujiniwadi1
2021-02-07 19:56Seawoods--Navi Mumbai1
2021-02-28 10:30Jay Ambe Industries1
2021-02-28 07:36Green Valley Park1
2021-02-13 09:40Ambaji Gau Shala, CBD Belapur1
2021-02-13 07:00Khargar Hills1
2021-02-21 07:01City Palace, Udaipur1
2021-02-21 07:45Karnala Bird Sanctuary1
2021-02-14 08:04Karnala Bird Sanctuary--Hariyal trail1
2021-02-13 07:38Vadatalav Lake1
2021-02-09 09:01Gavdevi Mandir, Kharad-Malang1
2021-02-16 14:00Shoolpaneshwar WLS--Vishal Khadi Eco Campsite1
2021-02-13 07:45Tansa WLS--Quaripada1
2021-02-27 07:30Mahuli Fort1
2021-02-21 07:15Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary1
2021-02-13 15:22Jambughoda WLS2
2021-02-20 17:06Vansda NP1
2021-02-28 13:30Matheran1
2021-02-27 08:00Simson Tank, Matheran1
2021-02-14 16:45College of Forestry--Nursery, Dapoli1
2021-02-01 10:00Mangaon1
2021-02-20 10:01Purna WLS1
2021-02-21 08:22Menar Lake1
2021-02-09 16:00Thoran Village, Kamshet, Maharashtra
2021-02-14 10:21Tamhini forest, Pune1
2021-02-25 06:30Tal Chhapar Sanctuary1
2021-02-20 08:00Bhimashankar WLS--Gupt Bhimashankar1
2021-02-14 07:07YCMOU campus2
2021-02-13 08:00Mulshi, Pune2
2021-02-10 16:05Mahindra United World College of India1
2021-02-27 07:28Pathardi, Nashik Annex - I2
2021-02-14 09:30University of Jammu1
2021-01-31 09:05Ratanmahal WLS--Kanjeta2
2021-02-13 11:14Environment Park,Raika1
2021-02-21 07:30Torna Fort1
2021-02-27 07:00Sahyadri School (KFI), Pune2
2021-02-09 00:10Forest Trail, Old Mahabaleshwar2
2021-02-28 07:30Sinhgad Fort2
2021-02-24 06:45Sinhagad Valley2
2021-02-26 08:24Mutha River, Nanded City1
2021-02-15 08:30Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune1
2021-02-19 08:15ARAI Hills (Vetal Tekdi)2
2021-02-22 15:30Koyana WLS1
2021-02-17 10:30Agacaim Tidal mudflats1
2021-02-07 08:30Panhala fort2
2021-02-16 09:00Verna Industrial Estate Plateu
2021-02-23 06:54Kalamba Reservoir2
2021-02-23 16:25Dongargan forest1
2021-02-16 09:47Kiraksal Biodiversity Region--Jambhalhel1
2021-02-14 09:04Tambdi Surla- Mahadev Temple and Surroundings1
2021-02-12 07:15Kapurwadi lake1
2021-02-12 09:00Balya Maruti Temple lake1
2021-02-13 16:50Chandbiwi's mahal1
2021-02-21 07:19Shantiniketan School1
2021-02-13 14:49Mattewara Forest1
2021-02-13 20:06Gandhisagar Sanctuary1
2021-02-12 09:24Gandhisagar Forest Resthouse1
2021-02-15 17:15Vaccine Depot ಲಸಿಕೆ ಕೇಂದ್ರ2
2021-02-03 15:22Old Magazine House, Ganeshgudi1
2021-02-12 07:30Kumta--Masur Wetlands1
2021-02-14 08:01Barkhera2
2021-02-04 15:15Babaji Ki Paal--Kanota Dam1
2021-01-31 11:30Kishanpura (Machal) Wetland, Indore1
2021-02-24 10:30Lake View1
2021-02-02 11:05Malendi2
2021-02-09 16:22Navlaki Eco-Park3
2021-02-20 11:30Sirpur Tank1
2021-02-21 08:00Sirpur Lake1
2021-02-07 11:15Ambajhar Mandir Hill--Patal Pani1
2021-02-21 11:31Rupnagar2
2021-02-21 07:42TINCHA WATER FALL RD TOWARDS UDAYNAGAR1
2021-02-09 07:48Bhusawal Thermal Power Station (BTPS), Deepnagar1
2021-02-01 07:33Bhusawal Thermal Power Station (BTPS)--Ganesh Mandir & EM Building Area1
2021-02-17 07:04Bhusawal Thermal Power Station (BTPS)--500MW Premises2
2021-02-17 14:47Siswan Dam1
2021-02-14 07:10Ordnance Factory, Varangaon.1
2021-01-31 10:41Farkande1
2021-02-07 07:30Budhera WTP, Gurgaon1
2021-02-22 07:00National Brain Research Centre Manesar IN-HR1
2021-02-14 09:28Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University4
2021-02-13 14:31DDA Water Body sector 23 Dwarka DL/IN1
2021-02-28 07:00Bhondsi Nature Park
2021-02-21 08:25Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Gurgaon1
2021-02-21 08:00Aravalli Biodiversity Park1
2021-02-07 07:50Dyanganga WLS--Dam1
2021-02-21 10:05Mangar Bani1
2021-02-28 08:26Sanjay Van1
2021-02-06 08:00Mangar mohit farm4
2021-02-13 09:00Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), Dheerpur Campus3
2021-02-21 07:07Jirkhod Dera mandir, Dera Mandi,1
2021-02-21 08:00Yamuna Khadar, Wazirabad1
2021-02-12 09:00Sunder Nursery, Nizamuddin1
2021-02-06 07:36Delhi Zoo1
2021-02-26 07:51Asola Wildlife Sanctuary2
2021-02-26 07:48Okhla Bird Sanctuary2
2021-02-28 07:31Mukundraj Valley Ambajogai1
2021-02-21 06:31Surajpur Wetlands
2021-02-25 15:58Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP2
2021-02-21 07:00Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP--Sapan Mori2
2021-02-21 08:45Dhanauri Wetlands -- Dhanauri Kalan East1
2021-02-20 06:52Van Vihar NP7
2021-02-28 08:36Kerwa Dam1
2021-02-26 17:48Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM)2
2021-02-12 10:44Wildlife Institute of India Campus1
2021-02-14 10:15Forest Research Institute (FRI), New Forest Campus1
2021-02-14 07:30The Doon School2
2021-02-28 07:43Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary2
2021-02-07 08:06Indian Institute of Petroleum2
2021-02-14 13:22Haiderpur Wetlands -- Madhya Ganga Canal Trail5
2021-02-23 13:36Haiderpur Wetlands and Bijnor Barrage
2021-02-07 13:30Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve1
2021-02-13 09:20Kaudiya/Gangabhogpur -- Talla1
2021-02-24 15:14Gujjar Basti Mazar Trail1
2021-02-03 09:10Gujjar Basti, Gaindikhata2
2021-02-10 06:30Nagarahole National Park--Kabini ನಾಗರಹೊಳೆ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಉದ್ಯಾನವನ--ಕಬಿನಿ1
2021-02-27 08:55Sheikha Jheel (IBA IN-UP-21)2
2021-02-06 07:40N. Begur range1
2021-02-27 13:58Tawa Bridge (NH 22)1
2021-02-06 09:15Patna Pakshi Vihar (Pundhir Bird sanctuary) Etah2
2021-02-22 10:58Nidwancha‌ ನಿಡವಂಚಾ1
2021-02-23 06:52Chondi Grassland ಚೊಂಡಿ ಹುಲ್ಲುಗಾವಲು ಪ್ರದೇಶ1
2021-02-04 12:42Satpura Tiger Reserve--Jaharghat Camp1
2021-02-23 13:45Papnash Lake Forest ಪಾಪನಾಶ ಕೆರೆ ಅರಣ್ಯ1
2021-02-20 12:13Satpura Tiger Reserve--Churna1
2021-02-04 11:54Satpura Tiger Reserve--Panara1
2021-02-24 07:08Chincholi Wildlife Sanctuary--Gottamgotta ಚಿಂಚೋಳಿ ವನ್ಯಜೀವಿಧಾಮ--ಗೊಟ್ಟಂಗೊಟ್ಟ1
2021-02-24 09:22Reni Pani Jungle Lodge1
2021-02-14 12:09Forsyth Lodge1
2021-02-05 15:53Denwa River Backwaters around Madai Ticket Counter1
2021-02-05 15:06Madai--Around mudflat (seasonal)1
2021-02-19 16:34Chambal Safari Lodge1
2021-02-12 06:55Maliyabad Gowshala Scrub ಮಲಿಯಾಬಾದ್‌ ಗೋಶಾಲೆ ಕುರುಚಲು ಕಾಡು1
2021-02-15 15:54Corbett NP--Dhikala1
2021-02-21 08:45Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park1
2021-02-21 04:15Deverayanadurga State Forest1
2021-02-12 09:35Pachmarhi general area6
2021-02-17 08:19NCBS TIFR Field Station Pachmarhi3
2021-02-07 16:52Bison Lodge, Pachmarhi1
2021-02-08 06:41Satpura TR--Badkachhar1
2021-02-08 07:38Pachmarhi town1
2021-02-21 06:45Karhal Bypass Road, Karhal2
2021-02-27 12:40Corbett NP--Bhakrakot1
2021-02-08 09:33Koshi River -- Girija Devi Temple2
2021-02-03 08:47Corbett River View Retreat, Garjiya, Ramnagar1
2021-02-28 08:00Damagundam Reserve Forest, Vikarabad1
2021-02-20 07:30GKVK Campus, Bangalore1
2021-02-17 08:49GKVK Campus--Botanical Garden, Bangalore (only inside garden)2
2021-02-17 18:31Kodigehalli Railway Station1
2021-02-16 08:00Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Campus--Jubilee Gardens1
2021-02-23 17:34National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), GKVK Campus1
2021-02-04 07:20Anjanapura Central Park1
2021-02-27 12:05Lalbagh Botanical Gardens1
2021-02-27 07:15Jakkur Kere1
2021-02-25 12:37Nandi Hills1
2021-02-13 07:05Sattal--vicinity1
2021-02-06 06:47Chokkanahalli Forest1
2021-02-14 15:30Muthyalamaduvu2
2021-02-09 08:08Kasu Brahmananda Reddy NP, Hyderabad1
2021-02-21 07:00Muthanallur chikkakere(now dry)1
2021-01-31 07:00Nauradehi wild life sanctuary Sagar1
2021-02-15 14:00Kinnera Hostel (Backside Trail)1
2021-02-15 06:50Ambazari Lake--Backwaters, Nagpur1
2021-02-08 07:30Gorewada Lake, Nagpur4
2021-02-21 07:48Pench Tiger Reserve--Kolitmara1
2021-02-25 08:09Pench Tiger Reserve--Jamtara Wilderness Camp1
2021-02-06 15:33Pench Tiger Reserve--Turia Zone
2021-02-07 07:24Rani Durgawati WLS1
2021-02-21 10:22Padariya1
2021-02-12 13:53Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur1
2021-02-13 08:10Dumna Nature Reserve1
2021-03-01 07:18Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge2
2021-02-21 06:46Kanha Jungle Camp (Khatiya Gate)1
2021-02-26 10:33Kanha NP--Kisli Zone2
2021-02-23 07:30Kukrail -- General Area1
2021-02-23 07:40Singinawa Jungle Lodge2
2021-02-22 07:40Kanha Tiger Reserve1
2021-02-22 16:26Kanha NP--Kanha Zone3
2021-02-16 06:21Banjaar Tola1
2021-02-23 08:52Kanha NP--Mukki Zone5
2021-02-23 06:35Bagh Villas1
2021-02-23 07:31Bagh Villas-- Baherakhar (Lake)5
2021-02-15 06:42Kanger Valley Academy Campus1
2021-02-26 07:06Rajiv Smriti Van2
2021-02-28 06:43Rajiv Smriti Van And Urja Park4
2021-02-28 08:51Urjaa Park2
2021-02-14 22:49Rajghat Besant School, Varanasi1
2021-02-03 07:30Sitakund1
2021-02-25 15:00Rabindra Sarovar (including Lion's Safari Park)1
2021-02-28 14:03高屏溪IBA--武洛溪下游(Kaoping River IBA--Wuluo River Downstream)2
2021-02-20 06:34台中--台中都會公園(Taichung--Taichung Metropolitan Park)1
2021-02-27 10:30台北--新店直潭(Taipei--Xindian Zhitan)1