|Deciduous woodlands, especially near water. They build an open nest in a tree hole or similar recess.
As well as taking insects in flight, this species
hunts caterpillars amongst the oak foliage, and will take
The breeding male is mainly brown above and white below, with a grey
head and orange throat. The bill is black,broad and pointed.
Non-breeding males, females and juveniles have brown heads and lack the
throat collar, but are easily distinguished from other flycatchers
on size and a tail pattern, with an inverted dark T against the white
Spring in Central Europe. Winters in Asia. Rare migrant to U.K.
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