Species Details

@Imran Shah

Red-breasted Flycatcher Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ficedula ruficauda
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : Red-breasted Flycatcher is a small passerine bird. The breeding male of this small 11–12 cm long flycatcher is mainly brown above and white below, with a grey head and rusty-orange throat that continues onto the breast. All plumages have a distinctive tail pattern with black terminal bar and white sides. Its wings relatively plain and white eye ring noticeable. When perched, tail often held cocked with wingtips drooping. The bill is black and has the broad but pointed shape typical of aerial insectivores. As well as taking insects in flight, this species hunts caterpillars amongst the oak foliage, and will take berries. Non-breeding males, females and juveniles have brown heads and lack the throat collar, but are easily distinguished from other Ficedula flycatchers on size and the wheatear-like tail pattern, with an inverted dark T against the white tail sides. Breeds in mature deciduous mixed forest, winters in forest, woodland and parks.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source:taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Imran Shah(www.inaturalist.org/people/Imran Shah),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.