spotted flycatcher


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spotted flycatcher

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(Animals) a European woodland songbird, Muscicapa striata, with a greyish-brown streaked plumage: family Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers)
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Noun1.spotted flycatcher - common European woodland flycatcher with greyish-brown plumagespotted flycatcher - common European woodland flycatcher with greyish-brown plumage
flycatcher, Old World flycatcher, true flycatcher - any of a large group of small songbirds that feed on insects taken on the wing
genus Muscicapa, Muscicapa - type genus of the Muscicapidae
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The illustration is Plate 14 from the first of Thorburn's four-volume opus and shows: top, the waxwing; left to right, second row, pied flycatcher, red-breasted flycatcher, pied flycatcher, spotted flycatcher and brown flycatcher; bottom, collared flycatcher and golden oriole
Recent sightings have included a spotted flycatcher and even an otter.
| Spotted Flycatcher PICTURE: BENPORTERWILDLIFE.CO.UK SPOTTED Flycatchers are probably our most overlooked African summer migrant.
The six most commonly detected species in the mountain of Sidi Reghis were Common Chaffinch (155.5 pairs), European Serin (151.5 pairs), Common Blackbird (116 pairs), European Greenfinch (111.5 pairs), Spotted Flycatcher (91.5 pairs), and European Turtle Dove (45.5 pairs).
Around late afternoon, a small migratory bird, which looked like a spotted flycatcher, fluttered onto the deck and hopped about a bit before taking off again.
Around late afternoon, a small migratory bird, which looked like a spotted flycatcher, fluttered on to the deck and hopped about a bit before taking off again.
Some declines have been catastrophic: the grey partridge, whose chicks fed on the insects once abundant in cornfields, and the charming spotted flycatcher, a specialist predator of aerial insects, have both declined by more than 95 per cent, while the red-backed shrike, which feeds on big beetles, became extinct in Britain in the 1990s.
Perhaps my favorite is the Spotted Flycatcher. As an adult, it is more streaked than spotted.
The island he visits attracts species including the little egret, western reef heron, bridled tern, crested tern, white-cheeked tern, spotted flycatcher and great grey shrike.
These include the Spotted Flycatcher, Rufous- tailed Scrub Robin, Red- backed Shrike, Red- tailed Shrike, European Nightjar and the Great White Throat." He added, " Several birds I saw are in the ' IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.' With this documentation, we will certainly understand them better and they are sure to be a part of our memories." Shashank Dalvi
Cuckoo numbers have fallen by more than 59 per cent since 1967, while the spotted flycatcher declined by the same amount in just 13 years--'this is the high road to extinction'.
"There aren't many reed beds They include skylark, lesser redpoll, linnet, cuckoo, yellowhammer, r eed bunting, herring gull, yellow wagtail, spotted flycatcher, curlew, house and tree sparrow, grey partridge, willow tit, dunnock, bullfinch, starling, song thrush and lapwing.