Red breasted flycatcher


Hindi name: Turra

Red breasted flycatcher breeds in eastern Europe and across central Asia. It is migratory bird and winters in south Asia.

How does the bird appear…

It has olive-brown upper parts and whitish underparts. Bill is wide, black and pointed. White rings around eyes. It shows white patches on either side of the base of the tail. Male has grey head and sides of neck with orange throat which female and juveniles lack.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It is found in deciduous forests, near water.


It feeds on mainly insects but also takes fruits.

Breeding & Nesting

It is monogamous and highly territorial during breeding season. Nest building is done by female. Nest is ‘open cup’ structure kept in tree hole rarely in bush. Incubation period is of 12-15 days and eggs are incubated by female.


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