🦉 The spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
📚 Muscicapa lat .: musca fly, capere to catch
📚 striata (lat.) streaky, striped, speckled
Quite a rare bird in the forests. Usually I meet her about 1-2 times a year, in the amount of one bird. Probably the fact is that these birds nest mainly in coniferous forests. And occasionally in deciduous and mixed, more precisely, most of the birds choose coniferous forests. By the way, the bird is quite silent, and I can't even remember how their voice sounds. Therefore, I met them quite by accident when I saw them.
She is called a flycatcher for a reason. This bird catches insects right on the fly, namely, flies, mosquitoes, midges, bees and bumblebees, grasshoppers, beetles make up its diet. If the prey is large, for example a butterfly, then she preliminarily crushes or stuns with blows on a branch.