|An open nest in a suitable recess, often
against a wall, and will readily adapt to an
open-fronted nest box.
Insects taken in flight.
The spotted flycatcher shows excellent egg
recognition, and it is likely that it was once a
host of the cuckoo, but became so good at
recognising the intruder's eggs that it ceased
to be victimised
This 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.
12.5 - 14 cms
4 - 6