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Spotted Flycatcher

(Muscicapa striata)
Note: "Spotted" Flycatcher is a misnomer (striata = "Striated")!
Size: 13.5-15 cm; wing span 23-23.5 cm
Weight: 10-21 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Spotted Flycatcher at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Near-frontal view of a Spotted Flycatcher
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

Lateral view of a Spotted Flycatcher
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

Lateral view of a Spotted Flycatcher on rocky terrain near a pond
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

Near-dorsal view of a Spotted Flycatcher
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

Dorsal view of a Spotted Flycatcher
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Juvenile Spotted Flycatcher; note the orange gape and the very light-grey front
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, April 2010]

Food, Diet

As their name suggests, Spotted Flycatchers are insect hunters. Most flycatchers hunt for insects from low to mid-level perches.

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

spotfly_dw_20160813.m4a (Poland) Contact calls? © DW

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