Binomial name: Ficedula albicilla, Peter Simon Pallas, 1811
The taiga flycatcher or red-throated flycatcher (Ficedula albicilla) is a migratory bird in the family Muscicapidae. The species was first described by Peter Simon Pallas in 1811. The female has brown upper parts with a blackish tail flanked by white. The breast is buffish with underparts mostly white. The male has ear coverts and sides of the neck blue-tinged grey with breeding males having orange-red coloration on the throats. Unlike the taiga flycatcher, the female of the similar red-breasted flycatcher has brown tail while the red colour in breeding males extend up to the breast in red-breasted flycatcher. It breeds in northern Eurasia from eastern Russia to Siberia and Mongolia. It is a winter visitor to South and South-east Asia in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Vietnam, and Japan. Its natural habitat is taiga forest. It is a rare vagrant to western Europe.
It was formerly considered a subspecies of the red-breasted flycatcher.
The genus name is from Latin and refers to a small fig-eating bird (ficus, fig) supposed to change into the blackcap in winter. The specific name albicilla is from Latin albus, white, and New Latin cilla tail; this meaning of cilla arose from a misunderstanding of motacilla, the name for the wagtail.
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Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Muscicapidae Genus Ficedula Species Ficedula albicilla
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Taiga flycatcher (female)
Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram Ao Phang-Nga National Park Aranyaprathet District, Sa Kaeo Ban Bueng District, Chonburi Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi Ban Phai District, Khon Kaen Ban Pho District, Chachoengsao Bang Lamung District, Chonburi Bang Len District, Nakhon Pathom Bang Pa In District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Bang Pahan District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Bang Pakong District, Chachoengsao Bang Phra Non-Hunting Area Bang Pu Recreation Centre Bang Saphan Noi District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Bangkok Province Bueng Boraped Non-Hunting Area Bueng Khong Long Non-Hunting Area Chae Hom District, Lampang Chae Son National Park Chaiyo District, Ang Thong Chaloem Phra Kiat District, Saraburi Chaloem Phrakiat Thai Prachan National Park Chat Trakan Waterfall National Park Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Chiang Khong District, Chiang Rai Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Dan Sai District, Loei Doi Chong National Park Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Lang Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Doi Phu Kha National Park Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai Doi Suthep - Pui National Park Don Chedi District, Suphan Buri Erawan National Park Fang District, Chiang Mai Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary Hang Chat District, Lampang Hat Wanakon National Park Huai Chorakhe Mak Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary Huai Krachao District, Kanchanaburi Huai Nam Dang National Park Huai Sala Wildlife Sanctuary In Buri District, Sing Buri Kabin Buri District, Prachinburi Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi Kaeng Khro District, Chaiyaphum Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi Kaeng Krachan National Park Kaeng Som Maew Queen Sirikit Forest Park Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakhon Pathom Kanthararom District, Sisaket Kantharawichai District, Maha Sarakham Kaset Sombun District, Chaiyaphum Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Chamao - Khao Wong National Park Khao Khiao - Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Khitchakut National Park Khao Laem National Park Khao Laem Ya National Park Khao Luang National Park Khao Nang Phanthurat Forest Park Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sok National Park Khao Yai National Park Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi Khlong Kaeo Waterfall National Park Khlong Lan National Park Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani Khlong Nakha Wildlife Sanctuary Khlong Wang Chao National Park Khon San District, Chaiyaphum Khun Chae National Park Khun Korn Forest Park Khun Nan National Park Khun Phawo National Park Khun Tan District, Chiang Rai Khung Kraben Non-Hunting Area Khura Buri District, Phang Nga Klaeng District, Rayong Ko Sichang District, Chonburi Kui Buri National Park Kumphawapi District, Udon Thani Kut Thing Non-Hunting Area Laem Ngop District, Trat Laem Pak Bia Lam Nam Kok National Park Lam Nam Nan National Park Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai Mae Chan District, Chiang Rai Mae Charim National Park Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai Mae Mo District, Lampang Mae Moei National Park Mae Ping National Park Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Mae Sai District, Chiang Rai Mae Sot District, Tak Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai Mae Tha, Lampang District, Lampang Mae Wong National Park Mancha Khiri District, Khon Kaen Mu Ko Chang National Park Muak Lek District, Saraburi Mueang Buriram District, Buriram Mueang Chaiyaphum District, Chaiyaphum Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai Mueang Chonburi District, Chonburi Mueang Kamphaeng Phet District, Kamphaeng Phet Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen Mueang Krabi District, Krabi Mueang Lampang District, Lampang Mueang Lamphun District, Lamphun Mueang Maha Sarakham District, Maha Sarakham Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok Mueang Nakhon Pathom District, Nakhon Pathom Mueang Nan District, Nan Mueang Nong Khai District, Nong Khai Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi Mueang Pan District, Lampang Mueang Pathum Thani District, Pathum Thani Mueang Pattani District, Pattani Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga Mueang Phayao District, Phayao Mueang Phetchabun District, Phetchabun Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi Mueang Phichit District, Phichit Mueang Phitsanulok District, Phitsanulok Mueang Ratchaburi District, Ratchaburi Mueang Samut Sakhon District, Samut Sakhon Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai Mueang Suphanburi District, Suphan Buri Mueang Tak District, Tak Mueang Udon Thani District, Udon Thani Mueang Uttaradit District, Uttaradit Na Klang District, Nong Bua Lamphu Nam Nao National Park Nam Phong National Park Namtok Mae Surin National Park Namtok Phlio National Park Namtok Sam Lan National Park Non Din Daeng District, Buriram Non Thai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area Nong Han Lake Nong Song Hong District, Khon Kaen Nong Waeng Non-Hunting Area Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi Ob Khan National Park Omkoi Wildlife Sanctuary Pae Mueang Pee Forest Park Pai District, Mae Hong Son Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima Pak Kret District, Nonthaburi Pak Phanang District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok Pak Thale Pang Sida National Park Pang Sila Thong District, Kamphaeng Phet Pha Daeng National Park Pha Hin Ngam National Park Pha Taem National Park Phaisali District, Nakhon Sawan Phan District, Chiang Rai Phanat Nikhom District, Chonburi Phatthana Nikhom District, Lopburi Phimai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Pho Prathap Chang District, Phichit Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Phu Chi Fa Forest Park Phu Chong Na Yoi National Park Phu Foi Lom National Park Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary Phu Kradueng National Park Phu Langka National Park Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary Phu Pha Thoep National Park Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park Phu Soi Dao National Park Phu Suan Sai National Park Phu Toei National Park Phu Wiang National Park Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Pran Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Pran Buri Forest Park Ramkhamhaeng National Park Sai Noi District, Nonthaburi Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Sai Yok National Park Sakaerat Environmental Research Station Salak Pra Wildlife Sanctuary Salawin National Park Samae San Island Samut Prakan Province San Sai District, Chiang Mai Sanam Bin Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Sanam Chai Khet District, Chachoengsao Sattahip District, Chonburi Si Maha Phot District, Prachinburi Si Racha District, Chonburi Si Satchanalai District, Sukhothai Si Satchanalai National Park Si Thep District, Phetchabun Sri Nakarin Dam National Park Sri Phang-nga National Park Sung Men District, Phrae Taksin Maharat National Park Taphan Hin District, Phichit Tat Mok National Park Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi Thalang District, Phuket Tham Sakoen National Park Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani Thap Lan National Park Thawat Buri District, Roi Et Thong Pha Phum National Park Thung Salaeng Luang National Park Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary Wang Chan District, Rayong Wang Mai Forest Restoration Project Wang Saphung District, Loei Wapi Pathum District, Maha Sarakham Wat Phai Lom & Wat Ampu Wararam Non-Hunting Area Wiang Chai District, Chiang Rai Wiang Kaen District, Chiang Rai Range map of Ficedula albicilla in Thailand
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