Flycatcher, Taiga Flycatcher
Russian: Малая мухоловка
Mongolian: Хурган намнаа
French: Gobemouche de la Taiga
Japanese: オジロビタキ (Ojiro-bitaki)
Body length: 11-12 cm
Wing span: 19-21 cm
Passage migrant & summer visitor
Breeding season: May-August
Egg number: 5-6 (occasionally 4-7)
Egg colour: Blue-green with reddish-brown,
rusty fine speckles, mottles.
1 per year
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least concern
Food: Insects and their larva.
Habitat: Breeding habitats consist of large deciduous
and mixed forests with tall bushes and mature fruit trees in mountain taiga
forest, forest steppe and river valleys. The nest is placed on the side of a
tree, supported by twigs, or in hollows or holes of tree trunks, or holes in
walls 1-3 m high. Female builds its own nest.