The taiga flycatcher or red-throated flycatcher (Ficedula albicilla) is a species of migratory bird in the family Muscicapidae. The female has brown upper parts with a blackish tail flanked by white. The breast are buffish with underparts mostly white. The male has ear coverts and sides of the neck blue-tinged grey with breeding males having orange-red coloration on the throats. Unlike taiga flycatcher, the female of the similar red-breasted flycatcher has brown tail while the red color in breeding males extend up to the breast in red-breasted flycatcher. It breeds in North Eurasia from Eastern Russia to Siberia and Mongolia. It is a winter visitor to South and South-east Asia in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, China, Vietnam, and Japan. Its natural habitat is taiga forest. It is a rare vagrant to western Europe.

It was formerly considered a subspecies of the red-breasted flycatcher.

The genus name is from Latin and refers to a small fig-eating bird (ficus, "fig") supposed to change into the blackcap in winter. The specific albicilla is from Latin albus, white, and New Latin cilla tail; this meaning of cilla arose from a misunderstanding of motacilla, the name for the wagtail.
Taiga Flycatcher
Date Location Count
2021-05-16 07:00Basundhara Park1
2021-05-15 17:13Chitwan National Park - Sauraha Rapti River Dike1
2021-05-17 11:00Аршан (Arshan)4
2021-06-01 18:12Arvaikheer city, Uvurkhangai, MN1
2021-05-16 15:00Роща Академгородка (Park of Akademgorodok)2
2021-05-22 16:00Темнохвойная тайга на реке Снежной (Dark Taiga near Snezhnaya River)8
2021-05-23 08:00Выдрино (Vydrino)16
2021-06-05 09:14Khustain Nuruu National Park2
2021-05-16 09:30沙湖--鸟岛 (Shahu--Bird Island)2
2021-06-04 05:40Mongolica Resort, UB, MN1
2021-06-01 17:51Tuul Gol2
2021-05-27 12:09Seol Club30
2021-05-22 09:19Marshal Bridge, Riparian Forest of Tuul River, UB, MN3
2021-05-30 09:00Смешанный лес севернее д. Гурульба (Mixed Wood N from Gurulba Village)2
2021-05-29 10:28Jalman Meadows, Khan Kentii National Park, MN1
2021-06-01 07:23Gun Galuut NR, UB, MN1
2021-05-17 16:47丹河人工湿地 (Danhe River Manmade Wetlands)1
2021-05-16 09:50马场 (Ma Chang)1
2021-05-27 10:45北京植物园 (Beijing Botanical Garden)2
2021-05-18 14:00百望山森林公园 (Baiwangshan Forest Park)3
2021-05-23 07:52圆明园 (Yuanmingyuan Relic Park)1
2021-05-16 14:30沙河水库 (Shahe Reservoir)1
2021-05-25 07:44北京大学 (Peking University)1
2021-05-25 08:56玉渊潭公园 (Yuyuantan Park)1
2021-05-18 14:00奥林匹克森林公园-南园 (Olympic Forest Park-South Park)1
2021-05-16 17:45东小口森林公园 (Dongxiaokou Forest Park)2
2021-05-16 14:30天坛公园 (Temple of Heaven)10
2021-05-22 15:06将府公园 (Jiangfu Park)1
2021-05-22 10:38大运河森林公园 (Grand Canal Forest Park)2
2021-05-20 09:00天津水上公园 (Tianjin Water Park)1
2021-05-19 06:28南开大学 (Nankai University)4
2021-05-18 10:37汉沽滨海林地 (Hangu Coast Trees)1
2021-05-17 17:42南盐公园 (Nanyan Park)1
2021-05-17 06:15南堡滩涂 (Nanpu Mudflat)1
2021-05-17 11:13监狱树 [限制进入] (Prison Trees [Restricted access])2
2021-05-27 07:00向海国家级自然保护区 (Xianghai NNR)2
2021-05-20 03:41酒田市--飛島 (Sakata--Tobishima (island))1