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Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva L 11-12cm. Charming little bird. Often unobtrusive but more obvious when flycatching from exposed branch. All birds have diagnostic white sides to otherwise black tail. Sexes are dissimilar.<br />
Adult male has brown back, blue-grey face, an orange-red throat and upper breast, and whitish underparts; note whitish eyering. Adult female has brown upperparts and whitish underparts, smudged buffish on sides of breast. 1st winter bird is similar to adult female but throat and breast are buffish and has pale tips to wing coverts. Voice Utters a rattling, Wren-like call. Status Scarce passage migrant, mostly in autumn and in 1st winter plumage.
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Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva L 11-12cm. Charming little bird. Often unobtrusive but more obvious when flycatching from exposed branch. All birds have diagnostic white sides to otherwise black tail. Sexes are dissimilar.
Adult male has brown back, blue-grey face, an orange-red throat and upper breast, and whitish underparts; note whitish eyering. Adult female has brown upperparts and whitish underparts, smudged buffish on sides of breast. 1st winter bird is similar to adult female but throat and breast are buffish and has pale tips to wing coverts. Voice Utters a rattling, Wren-like call. Status Scarce passage migrant, mostly in autumn and in 1st winter plumage.

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Date: 27 Jun 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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