Spotted-Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher

The Spotted Flycatcher is an abundant summer migrant which has its own breeding sub species as well as migrating passage birds. They can be found almost anywhere on the Island and if staying in Puerto Pollenca they are commonly seen at the side of the bypass leading to the Boquer Valley. Regular sightings are also recorded at the Pine Walk and La Gola Nature Reserve.

 

Techincal description

Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) is a small passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family. It breeds in most of Europe and western Asia and is migratory, wintering in Africa and south western Asia. It is an undistinguished looking bird with long wings and tail. The adults have grey-brown upperparts and whitish underparts, with a streaked crown and breast, giving rise to the bird’s common name. The legs are short and black and the bill is black and has the broad but pointed shape typical of aerial insectivores. Juveniles are browner than adults and have spots on the upperparts.

Places the Spotted Flycatcher can be found at:

Different types of Birds in Mallorca