Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)

Least Concern

Mugimaki Flycatcher (Ficedula mugimaki)


French: Gobemouche mugimaki German: Mugimakischnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas mugimaki

Muscicapa Mugimaki


, 1836,





SC & SE Siberia, N Mongolia, NE China (N Inner Mongolia S to Liaoning), N Korea, Russian Far East and Sakhalin; non-breeding SE China (Guangxi, Guangdong, Hainan), SE Asia, Greater Sundas, Philippines and N & C Sulawesi.

Descriptive notes

12·5–13·5 cm; 9·5–12 g. Medium-sized to small flycatcher with small bill, male brightly coloured. Male has ­blackish to slate-grey head... read more


Song a loud trill. Contact note a soft “ttyu”, a low “chuck-chuck” or... read more


Breeds in lowland and submontane broadleaf evergreen and conifer forests, including damp taiga... read more

Food and feeding

Food largely unknown, but includes small invertebrates; also some seeds and fruit, e.g. berries. Usually solitary or in pairs; sometimes in... read more


Season end May to Jul. Nest a compact cup-shaped structure made of moss, small fir twigs, dry grass, leaves, animal hair and lichens,... read more


Migratory; entire population moves S to non-breeding grounds from SE China (Guangxi, Guangdong,... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Locally common in breeding area in Siberia and Sakhalin; fairly common in NE China. In non-breeding areas, locally very common in lowlands of Malay... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2020). Mugimaki Flycatcher (Ficedula mugimaki). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 23 February 2020).