379. Muscicapa collaris

379. WHITE-COLLARED FLYCATCHER.
MUSCICAPA COLLARIS.
Muscicapa collaris, Bechst. Gemeinn. Naturg. Deutschl, iv. p. 495 (1795) ; Gould, B. of Gt. Brit. 11, pl. 18 ; Dresser, iii. p. 459, pl. 158, fig. 1 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mil, iv. p. 160 ; Saunders, p. 160 ; M. albicollis, Temm. Man. d’Orn, p. 100 (1815) ; Naum. ii. p. 224, Taf. 65, figs. 1, 2, and 352, fig. 1.
Gobe-mouche a collier, French ; Balia, Ital. ; Weisshalsiger Fliegenfanger, German ; Hvidhalset Fluesnapper, Dan. ; hals-bands Flugsnappare, Swed. ; Mycholovka-Dieloscheyka, Russ.
Male ad. (Malta). Differs from M. atricapilla in having a white collar extending right round the neck ; frontal patch and speculum larger ; lower back greyish white and less white on the outer tail-feathers. Culmen 0.45, wing 3.15, tail 2.05, tarsus 0.65 inch. The female closely resembles that of M. atricapilla, but has, as a rule, the alar speculum rather larger, and the tarsus slightly shorter.
Hab. Central and Southern Europe, east to Asia Minor, straying rarely as far north as Denmark ; wintering in N. Africa ; of very doubtful occurrence in Great Britain.
In its general habits it does not differ from M. atricapilla, and like that bird places its nest in the hole of an old tree, and in May or early in June deposits 4 to 7 eggs, which resemble those of M. atricapilla, but are invariably unspotted, and somewhat paler in colour, and in size are about the same as those of M. atricapilla.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
379. Muscicapa collaris
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
379
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
255
Common name: 
White Collared Flycatcher
M_ID: 
28238
M_CN: 
Collared Flycatcher
M_SN: 
Ficedula albicollis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
11094

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