Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva) - HBW 11, p. 135
French: Gobemouche nain
Spanish: Papamoscas Papirrojo
Other common names: Red-throated/Taiga Flycatcher (albicilla)
Taxonomy: Muscicapa parva Bechstein, 1792, Thüringerwald, Germany.
Probably forms a superspecies with F. subrubra; sometimes considered conspecific, but the two differ distinctly in plumage and wing structure. Race albicilla sometimes treated as a separate species, but intergrades with nominate in W Siberia. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- parva (Bechstein, 1792) - breeds C, E & SE Europe (from C Finland, SE Sweden, Denmark, N Germany, Austria, Croatia and N Greece) E to SW Siberia, N Turkey, Caucasus and N Iran; non-breeding mainly Pakistan and N, W & C India.
- albicilla (Pallas, 1811) - breeds from E European Russia E to E Siberia (to Kamchatka), S to N Mongolia and Amurland; non-breeding mainly from S Nepal E to NE India, Bangladesh, SE Asia and SE China.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 29 videos
A side view of a singing second calendar male on a bare branch. Locality North Holland Province, Netherlands (ssp parva)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 29 May 2012 37 weeks ago 29 sec 4.5
A male fluffed up, flicking its tail in a low tree Locality Gir Forest National Park, Junagadh District, Gujarat, India (ssp parva)
Ron Hoff 11 February 2008 4 years ago 32 sec 4.4
A bird taking a bath. Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 26 February 2012 1 year ago 32 sec 4.3
A bird on a branch. Locality Dong'ao Island, Wanshan Archipelago, Guangdong, China (Southern)
Jeremiusz Trzaska 26 December 2010 2 years ago 37 sec 4.2
Adult male, frontal views showing extent of throat pattern. Locality Beidaihe, Hebei, China (Northern) (ssp albicilla)
Mark Andrews 7 May 2011 1 year ago 23 sec 4.1
"Relax" Locality Suan Luang Rama IX, Phrawet District, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand (ssp Ficedula parva)
p.supat 5 October 2011 1 year ago 33 sec 4.1
PhotosSee all 32 photos
"flycatcher in the park"
Locality Suan Luang Rama IX, Phrawet District, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand (ssp albicilla)
p.supat 20 November 2011 1 year ago 4.6
A female looking for food.
Locality Victoria Park, Hong Kong (ssp albicilla)
Bob Thompson 2 January 2013 18 weeks ago 4.5
How beautifull she is!
Locality Queen Sirikit Park, Chatuchak District, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
Sombat Kongwithtaya 30 September 2011 1 year ago 4.4
This picture was taken at Suan Luang Rama ix Park last Sunday October 30,2011 when I went for bird watching. I observed that thi
Locality Suan Luang Rama IX, Phrawet District, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
p.supat 30 October 2011 1 year ago 4.3
on a tree
Locality Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Lior Kislev 11 January 2006 1 year ago 4.3
"bang poo's flycatcher"
Locality Bang Poo, Central Thailand, Thailand (ssp Ficedula parva)
p.supat 23 December 2011 1 year ago 4.2
Two types of calls by male - whistle and chittt Locality Kota, Kota District, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 March 1986 3 years ago 4.5
Chittt calls while feeding Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 January 1984 3 years ago 4
Male giving double and single-noted soft whistle and common chittt calls Locality Rajasthan, India
(ssp parva )
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 February 1988 3 years ago 4