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Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca L 12-13cm. Well-marked bird with precise habitat requirements. Forages in tree canopy. Sexes are dissimilar. Adult male in summer has black upperparts, white underparts and bold white band on otherwise black wings; note small white patch at base of bill. All other birds (including autumn adult male) are similarly patterned but black elements of plumage are replaced by brown. Voice Utters a sharp tik alarm call. Song is sweet and ringing. Status Locally fairly common summer visitor, mainly to Sessile Oak woodland; most numerous in Devon, Wales and Lake District.
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Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca L 12-13cm. Well-marked bird with precise habitat requirements. Forages in tree canopy. Sexes are dissimilar. Adult male in summer has black upperparts, white underparts and bold white band on otherwise black wings; note small white patch at base of bill. All other birds (including autumn adult male) are similarly patterned but black elements of plumage are replaced by brown. Voice Utters a sharp tik alarm call. Song is sweet and ringing. Status Locally fairly common summer visitor, mainly to Sessile Oak woodland; most numerous in Devon, Wales and Lake District.

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Date: 27 Jun 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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