French: Gobemouche à demi-collier German: Halbringschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas semiacollarado
Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey and from Caucasus and Transcaucasus S to N & NW Iran; winters in EC Africa (extreme S South Sudan S to W Tanzania).
13 cm; 8–17·2 g. Male breeding has head (including lores, ear-coverts and around eye) to mantle and upperwing glossy black; forehead white, side of neck behind... read more
Song a short phrase of a few thin, high-pitched notes, lasting 2–3 seconds, similar to that... read more
Open forest, mostly montane, preferring oak (Quercus) and beech (Fagus) forests... read more
Food and feeding
Food mainly flying insects, including mayflies (Ephemeroptera), stoneflies (Plecoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), larval lepidopterans, adult... read more
Breeds mid-Apr to mid-Jul (hatching mostly in first three weeks of May) in Caucasus. Typically monogamous; indications of... read more
Migratory. Non-breeding quarters in EC Africa, in extreme S Sudan, E DRCongo (Kivu), SW Uganda (... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Population level uncertain, but probably locally fairly common; has spread W in Balkan Peninsula. Reports of breeding in Algeria and... read more
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