Gray-streaked Flycatcher: Small flycatcher with gray-brown upperparts and dark streaked white underparts. Tail is short and notched; wings are gray-brown with faint white wing bar. Undertail coverts are white. Face shows white eye-ring and distinct brown malar mark; throat is white. Bill is black.
Range and Habitat
Gray-streaked Flycatcher: This Old World flycatcher makes its rare appearances on the western Aleutian Islands of Alaska. It is also found on Kamchatka Islands and in Siberia. Gray-streaked Flycatcher frequents coniferous and mixed woodlands. For nesting prefers woodland edges in plains and low hills.
The Gray-streaked Flycatcher is also known as the Spot-breasted or the Gray-spotted Flycatcher.
This species was first described by the English naturalist Robert Swinhoe in 1861.
A group of flycatchers has many collective nouns, including an "outfield", "swatting", "zapper", and "zipper" of flycatchers.
The Gray-streaked Flycatcher is a small passerine of only 13 to 15 cm in length. Its preferred habitat is located throughout eastern Asia. Breeding grounds are found in coniferous forests in northeastern China, North Korea, southeastern Siberia, Sakhalin and Kamchatka. During autumn and spring, it migrates through eastern and southern China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. In winter months, this bird is found in forests and forest edges or open areas with scattered vegetation. Areas included are typically Borneo, the Philippines, Palau, eastern Indonesia and New Guinea. The conservation rating for the Gray-streaked Flycatcher is Least Concern.