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 63 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 4 years ago 39 sec 4.9
A young female standing and hopping on the ground. Locality Columbretes Islands, Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain (ssp hypoleuca)
Carlos Fabregat 3 May 2007 2 years ago 29 sec 4.8
A male perched, singing. Locality Forêt de Fontainebleau, France (ssp hypoleuca)
Julien Rochefort 28 April 2010 4 years ago 55 sec 4.6
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 7 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 5 years ago 38 sec 4.6
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 7 years ago 28 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 51 photos
Male attaining breeding plumage
Locality Ventotene Island, Pontine Islands, Lazio Region, Italy
Marco Valentini 21 April 2013 1 year ago 4.5
Locality Greater Poland Province, Poland
Krzysztof Blachowiak 28 April 2013 1 year ago 4.3
1 CY perched.
Locality Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp hypoleuca)
Fran Trabalon 4 September 2012 2 years ago 4.2
On a wooden fence
Locality Ebro Delta, Tarragona Province, Catalonia, Spain
Alex Mascarell 1 May 2014 38 weeks ago 4
An adult male with a beak full of food for its young
Locality Lowther Castle & Gardens, Cumbria, England, Great Britain (ssp hypoleuca)
Andy Emmerson 6 June 2014 38 weeks ago 4
Locality Moselle, Lorraine, France
Didier Collin 25 August 2005 1 year ago 4
Three migrating birds were foraging in a large garden. They reached higher trees while calling loudly, after some disturbances b Locality Landes, Aquitanie, France
Nicole Bouglouan 1 September 2013 1 year ago 4.5
This male on the wintering ground was calling a lot, no doubt getting ready to move north Locality Mole National Park, Northern Region, Ghana
Phil Gregory 2 April 2014 43 weeks ago 4
A male calling and singing. Locality Ifrane, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
José Luis Copete 8 June 2009 5 years ago 3.7
Alarm calls of a male Locality Kootwijk, Barneveld, Gelderland Province, Netherlands
Stuart Fisher 2 June 2002 5 years ago 3.5
Territorial male song. Background (sometimes foreground) Certhia brachydactyla and Fringilla coelebs. Locality La Hiruela, Madrid, Spain
José Luis Copete 16 June 2012 23 weeks ago 0
Click to play
A male calling Locality Linderud Gård, Oslo & Akershus, Norway
Eric Roualet 7 May 2009 1 year ago 0