Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis   [Temminck, 1815]

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Order: Passeriformes Family: Muscicapidae
BTO Codes: , COLFL EURING No: 13480
Number in Britain: 1 record/year
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: Not a species of concern
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Accidental
Subspecies: Monotypic
Length: 13 cm Wingspan: 24 cm Weight: M/F: 14 g    
Scientific name from: L.: ficedula=a small fig-eating bird described Pliny and others and L.: albus=white + Mod. L. collus=neck
World Distribution: BREEDS: c&se Europe, WINTERS: tropical & s Africa
Habitat: Open forest, woodland, towns
Diet: Arthropods, caterpillars (esp. for nestlings), frequently hunts from perch
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Records and Distribution

First Record: Shetland, 1947 (Palmer. P 2000. First for Britain & Ireland, Arlequin Press. [502.74 PAL])
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 25 Summary of Records by Year
Most Likely to Occur in: May
Most Recent County Records:
   Scotland: Angus & Dundee (1997), Northeast (1999), Outer Hebrides (1992), Orkney (1999), Shetland (2006),
   North-east England: North Yorkshire (1985),
   North-west England: Cumbria (1964),
   English Midlands:
   Eastern England: Essex (1979), Norfolk (1995), Suffolk (1985),
   South-east England: Kent (1984), West Sussex (2002),
   South-west England: Isles of Scilly (1984),
   Wales: Caernarfonshire (1957),

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Other Names

Gaelic: Welsh: Gwybedog Torchog
Danish: Hvidhalset fluesnapper Dutch: Withalsvliegenvanger
Finnish: Sepelsieppo French: Gobemouche ā collier occidental
German: Halsbandschnäpper Hungarian: Örvös légykapķ
Icelandic: Trafgrípur Irish:
Italian: Balia dal collare Norwegian: Halsbåndfluesnapper
Polish: Mucholķwka bialoszyja Portuguese: Papa-moscas-de-colar
Spanish: Papamoscas collarino Swedish: Halsbandsflugsnappare

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