The spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) is a small passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family. It breeds in most of Europe and western Asia, and is migratory, wintering in Africa and south western Asia. It is declining in parts of its range.

This is an undistinguished looking bird with long wings and tail. The adults have grey-brown upperparts and whitish underparts, with a streaked crown and breast, giving rise to the bird's common name. The legs are short and black, and the bill is black and has the broad but pointed shape typical of aerial insectivores. Juveniles are browner than adults and have spots on the upperparts.



Spotted Flycatcher
Date Location Count
2020-02-02 07:30Parque de La Marjal1
2020-02-09 06:30Mole NP--Samole Loop & waterhole2
2020-02-25 05:30Ankasa NP1
2020-01-30 12:45Rainforest Lodge2
2020-02-02 15:20Winneba Plains2
2020-02-02 07:00Shai Hills RR -- Kandra Route2
2020-02-07 15:20Shai Hills Resource Reserve1
2020-02-01Sakumono Lagoon1
2020-02-17 17:45Etotongwe Lodge1
2020-02-27 17:37Mokuti Lodge1
2020-02-16 11:43Goanikontes Oasis1
2020-02-10 08:30Tambuti Lodge1
2020-02-26 09:44Mahango Game Reserve1
2020-02-20 09:49Murchison Falls NP--Pakuba1
2020-02-19 06:43Murchison Falls NP--Nile River1
2020-02-19 08:30Akagera NP (southern area)
2020-02-15 06:31Nkima Forest Lodge1
2020-01-29 07:09Moremi--River Kwai (north side)1
2020-02-17 06:39Kafue NP--McBrides Camp1
2020-02-11Kgalagadi TFCA (South Africa portion - be more specific)
2020-02-17 05:45Zambezi NP1
2020-02-23 06:13Camp Nkwazi1
2020-02-23 07:00Speke Bay Lodge1
2020-02-20 14:07Hwange National Park--Hwange Main Camp1
2020-02-08 06:21Kasanka NP4
2020-02-23 07:15Serengeti NP--Seronera1
2020-02-26 08:40Serengeti NP--Visitor Center1
2020-02-11 13:30Serengeti NP5
2020-02-11 07:30Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ndutu (general area)1
2020-01-31 16:06Lake Nakuru NP1
2020-02-07 06:00Mutinondo Wilderness2
2020-02-04 11:00Gatamaiyu Forest1
2020-02-15 15:00Lake Manyara NP (Arusha)1
2020-02-22 08:42Safari Park Hotel, Kasarani1
2020-02-22 11:30Nairobi NP6
2020-02-23 08:00Tarangire NP--Lemiyon Circuit Grasslands1
2020-01-31 17:00Tarangire NP1
2020-02-01 07:40Swara Plains Conservancy and Acacia Camp (formerly Hopcraft Ranch/Game Ranching Ltd.)2
2020-02-13 06:00Ruaha NP1
2020-02-02 06:00Nyika National Park2
2020-02-21 10:37Marakele NP
2020-02-08 07:45Benfontein Nature Reserve1
2020-02-06 09:00Welgevonden Game Reserve2
2020-01-30 07:32Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve1
2020-02-08 10:00Mkomazi NP6
2020-02-09 09:10Zaagkuilsdrift Lodge1
2020-02-26 07:20Sagala Lodge/Ndara Ranch1
2020-02-15 08:12Zaagkuildrift Rd (Please be more specific)1
2020-02-08 07:31Soetdoring Nature Reserve1
2020-02-02 07:00Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden1
2020-02-02 06:51Rooiwal WTP2
2020-02-01 07:30Uitvlugt Road
2020-02-23 07:02Rietvlei Nature Reserve2
2020-01-29 14:01Selous Game Reserve--Roho Ya Selous1
2020-02-04 15:37Selous Game Reserve--Lake Manze1
2020-02-08 07:33Tiwi Swamp
2020-02-20 13:55Nguuni Nature Sanctuary5
2020-02-10 08:35BoraBora Wildlife Park
2020-02-09 06:22Kongo River Estuary @ Tiwi Beach
2020-02-02 08:24Arabuko-Sokoke NP--Kenya Forest Service1
2020-02-01 17:00Mwamba Field Study Centre1
2020-02-07 08:25Sabaki River Estuary1
2020-02-14 06:58Tana Delta--Delta Dunes Lodge
2020-02-12 14:25Manta Resort1
2020-02-22 11:42Mbweni Forest1
2020-02-23 05:32Kruger NP--S50 Shingwedzi to Kanniedood Dam1
2020-02-16 05:31Kruger NP--S441
2020-02-11 05:43Kruger NP--Albasini to Mestel Dam Rd/S32
2020-02-14 05:33Kruger NP--S1451
2020-02-24 05:15Kruger NP--Pretoriuskop Rest Camp8
2020-02-25 14:29Mafia Island Lodge5
2020-02-14 07:20Chole Island1
2020-02-12 05:35Kruger NP--Phabeni to Skukuza5
2020-02-22 10:13Sabi Sands Game Reserve--Tydon Safari Camp1
2020-02-10 07:54Kruger NP--Matiulu loop/S1101
2020-02-07 07:25Ndumo GR1
2020-02-05 06:00Phinda GR