Female or immature European Pied Flycatcher (subspecies F. n. hypoleuca) at Alexandra Palace, London - September 2015
Featured Subspecies: Ficedula hypoleuca hypoleuca
The Pied Flycatcher is one of the species in the UK that is mostly limited to the West and North of the UK, it generally prefers old oak-woodland. This means it tends to be mostly found in Wales, Northern England and Scotland. However, as a migrant, it can be theoretically seen on passage anywhere, as was the case with this female/juvenile bird seen in the gardens of Alexandra Palace. The adult male is much more distinctive - being a bold black and white species, and as such is probably a bit easier to pick out when you see them.
Subspecies: F. h. hypoleuca, F. h. iberiae, S. h. sibirica
- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM - Locally common in the North and West as a Summer Breeding Migrant (17,000-20,000 pairs).
- Single female/juvenile bird seen on passage at Alexandra Palace (September 2015), .