European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) - HBW 11, p. 129
French: Gobemouche noir
Spanish: Papamoscas Cerrojillo
Other common names: Pied/Western Pied Flycatcher
Taxonomy: Motacilla hypoleuca Pallas, 1764, Holland.
Sometimes placed in genus Muscicapa; if such treatment followed, the name sibirica becomes preoccupied, and substitute name tomensis must be used for this race. Hybridizes with F. albicollis in areas of sympatry in C & E Europe. Has been suggested that race speculigera should be elevated to species rank. Race iberiae sometimes considered unwarranted, being merely an intergrade between latter and nominate. Race sibirica intergrades with nominate over large areas in E Europe. Four subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- hypoleuca (Pallas, 1764) - breeds W, N & C Europe from Britain and Scandinavia E to W Russia (Ural Mts), S to W France, N Italy, former Yugoslavia and Bulgaria; non-breeding W & WC Africa.
- sibirica Khakhlov, 1915 - breeds W & SC Siberia (E to upper R Yenisei); non-breeding W and WC Africa.
- iberiae (Witherby, 1928) - breeds Iberian Peninsula; non-breeding W Africa.
- speculigera (Bonaparte, 1850) - breeds NW Africa (mountains from N Morocco S to High Atlas and E to N Tunisia); non-breeding W Africa, where recorded only in N Senegal (possibly only passage migrant) and Ivory Coast.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 57 videos
A fledgling waiting. Then a female arrived, bringing him a spider. Then, he flies away. Locality Forêt de Fontainebleau, France (ssp hypoleuca)
Julien Rochefort 1 June 2009 2 years ago 39 sec 4.9
A male perched, singing. Locality Forêt de Fontainebleau, France (ssp hypoleuca)
Julien Rochefort 28 April 2010 2 years ago 55 sec 4.7
A female at the entrance of a cavity, then the male coming and the female not letting him enter Locality Forêt de Fontainebleau, France (ssp hypoleuca)
Julien Rochefort 26 April 2007 6 years ago 29 sec 4.6
A female perched on an almond tree looking around for a prey Locality Vilanova i la Geltru, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain
Pere Sugranyes 20 September 2009 3 years ago 38 sec 4.6
A bird singing loudly from a branch. Locality Gelderland Province, Netherlands (ssp hypoleuca)
Yoel Jimenez 7 May 2011 2 years ago 24 sec 4.5
A female entering in a cavity, and then the male leaving with difficulty Locality Forêt de Fontainebleau, France (ssp hypoleuca)
Julien Rochefort 26 April 2007 6 years ago 28 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 36 photos
Male attaining breeding plumage
Locality Ventotene Island, Pontine Islands, Lazio Region, Italy
Marco Valentini 21 April 2013 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.3
1 CY perched.
Locality Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp hypoleuca)
Fran Trabalon 4 September 2012 34 weeks ago 4.2
Female incubating her clutch in an unusually lined nest
Locality Utula, Southern Finland Province, Finland
Tomas Grim 30 June 2012 18 weeks ago 4
European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)
Locality Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Daniel Ionescu 27 August 2012 26 weeks ago 4
Piotr Jonczyk 8 June 2008 3 years ago 4
Piotr Jonczyk 6 June 2008 3 years ago 3.8