Collared Flycatcher
Collared Flycatcher
Collared Flycatcher
Scientific Name 
Ficedula albicollis
Arabic Name 
خاطف الذباب المطوق
13.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 

In Kuwait


It is a small passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family. Non-breeding males, females and juveniles have the black replaced by a pale brown, and may be very difficult to distinguish from other Fidecula flycatchers, particularly the Semicollared Flycatcher, with which this species hybridizes to a limited extent.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 1 record for Kuwait seen at Al Abraq as recently as April 2013
In the world 
It has an extremely large range and in Europe, trends since 1982 show that populations have undergone a moderate increase. It breeds in southeast Europe (isolated populations in the islands of Gotland and Oland in the Baltic Sea, Sweden) and southwest Asia and is migratory, wintering in sub Sahara Africa. The breeding male is mainly black above and white below, with a white collar, large white wing patch, black tail (although some males have white tail sides) and a large white forehead patch. It has a pale rump
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation