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Spotted Flycatcher

Steve Backshall presents the story and sound of the spotted flycatcher.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs. Steve Backshall presents the spotted flycatcher.

Spotted flycatchers may be rather plain-looking but they're full of character and they often nest in our gardens. The first sign that one's about may be a pale shape darting out from a tree to pluck a fly in mid-air with an audible snap of its bill.

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Tue 16 Aug 2016 05:58

Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)

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