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The pied flycatcher is a small, flycatching bird, slightly smaller than a house sparrow. The male is mostly black on the upperparts and white underneath, with a bold white patch on the folded wing. Females are browner.
It is a summer visitor and breeds mainly in western areas, spending the winter in West Africa.
What they eat:
Insects and caterpillars, fruit and seeds in late summer and on migration.
- UK breeding:
- 17,000-20,000 pairs
This bird species has different identifying features depending on sex/age/season.