Red-breasted Flycatcher: Gray-brown flycatcher, gray-brown buff breast, white belly. Throat and upper breast show a red-orange patch. Tail and uppertail coverts are black. Face and sides of breast are dark gray, white eye-ring. Sides of belly and undertail coverts are white. Black bill, legs, feet.
Range and Habitat
Red-breasted Flycatcher: In North America this bird can be seen in the Western Aleutian Islands and on Alaska's St. Lawrence Island. This bird is widespread, but generally rather scarce, in eastern Europe as far north as parts of Finland and Sweden. In winter it migrates to south Asia. It frequents mature conifer and mixed coniferous/deciduous forests.
It is sometimes separated as the Taiga Flycatcher, or Red-throated Flycatcher, Ficedula albicilla.
The Asian race of the Red-breasted Flycatcher, Ficedula parva albicilla has the red throat surrounded by grey and a different song.
A group of flycatchers has many collective nouns, including an "outfield", "swatting", "zapper", and "zipper" of flycatchers.
The Red-breasted Flycatcher has a large range, estimated globally at 10,000,000 square kilometers. Native to Europe and Asia, this bird prefers temperate, subtropical, or tropical forest ecosystems as well as plantations and rural gardens. The global population of this bird is estimated at 6,400,000 to 9,200,000 individuals and does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Red-breasted Flycatcher is Least Concern.