Collared Flycatcher

Ficedula albicollis (Temminck, 1815) COLFL 13480
Family: Passeriformes > Muscicapidae

Collared Flycatcher, Yoav Perlman

Closely resembling a Pied Flycatcher, Collared Flycatcher is a less than annual visitor.

Almost all of the records relate to spring individuals – typically May or the first week of June – and are thought to be the result of birds from the western end of the breeding range overshooting their breeding grounds.

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  • Winter
254 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
254 records


254 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
254 records



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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.

Collared Flycatcher breeding distribution 2008-11
Britain and Ireland Breeding Distribution 2008-2011.
More from the Atlas Mapstore.

Occupied 10-km squares in UK

European Distribution Map

European Breeding Bird Atlas 2


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.

An overview of year-round movements for the whole of Europe can be seen on the EuroBirdPortal viewer.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Collared Flycatcher, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.

Feather measurements and photos on featherbase


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Welsh: Gwybedog Torchog
Catalan: papamosques de collar
Czech: lejsek belokrký
Danish: Hvidhalset Fluesnapper
Dutch: Withalsvliegenvanger
Estonian: kaelus-kärbsenäpp
Finnish: sepelsieppo
French: Gobemouche à collier
German: Halsbandschnäpper
Hungarian: örvös légykapó
Icelandic: Trafgrípur
Italian: Balia dal collare
Latvian: baltkakla muškerajs
Lithuanian: baltakakle margoji musinuke
Norwegian: Halsbåndfluesnapper
Polish: mucholówka bialoszyja
Portuguese: papa-moscas-de-colar
Slovak: muchárik bielokrký
Slovenian: belovrati muhar
Spanish: Papamoscas acollarado
Swedish: halsbandsflugsnappare

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