French: Gobemouche à collier German: Halsbandschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas acollarado
Europe and Germany = Thüringerwald, Germany
SE Sweden (mainly Gotland and Öland), and from E France and S Germany E to C European Russia (Moscow) and Ukraine, S to Italy and N Macedonia; winters in SC Africa.
13 cm; 10·5–13·5 g. Male breeding has lores, ear-coverts and top of head glossy black, forehead and broad collar around hindneck white; upperparts and... read more
Song a short series of high, thin, drawn-out notes, reminiscent of song of European Robin (... read more
Open forest, forest edges, moist woodland, open country with scattered trees, and well-timbered... read more
Food and feeding
Flying insects and other arthropods, including adult and larval lepidopterans, hymenopterans (including ants), beetles (Coleoptera),... read more
Lays mid-Apr to early Jul (mostly May–Jun) in C Europe, from late Apr in Ukraine; usually single-brooded. Essentially monogamous, but... read more
Migratory. Migration routes and limits of non-breeding quarters poorly known, owing to confusion... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. World population estimated at 340,000–762,000 breeding pairs; confined to Europe, where apparently most abundant in former Czechoslovakia,... read more
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