The narcissus flycatcher (Ficedula narcissina) is a passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family. It is native to east Asia, from Sakhalin to the north, through Japan across through Korea, mainland China, and Taiwan, wintering in southeast Asia, including the Philippines and Borneo. It is highly migratory, and has been found as a vagrant from Australia in the south to Alaska in the north [1].

Narcissus flycatcher males are very distinctive in full breeding plumage, having a black crown and mantle, a bright orange throat with paler chest and underparts, an orange-yellow eyebrow, black wings with a white wing patch, an orange-yellow rump, and a black tail. Non-breeding males have varying levels of yellow. Females are completely dissimilar, with generally buff-brown coloration, with rusty-colored wings, and a two-toned eyering.

This species primarily feeds on insects, and lives in deciduous woodlands. Breeding males sing in repeated melodious whistles. The green-backed flycatcher was formerly considered a subspecies.

There are several subspecies, largely determined by plumage and range variations, at least of which has been split off as separate species.

F. n. narcissina, the nominate race, found from Sakhalin south to the Philippines

F. n. owstoni, a short-range migrant based in the Ryukyu Islands, breeding males have an olive-green crown and mantle instead of black

The name of the bird is a reference to the yellow color of many varieties of the narcissus flower.
Narcissus Flycatcher
Date Location Count
2021-05-27 10:00南汇东滩 (Nanhui Dongtan)1
2021-05-19 05:53Baekryeong Island1
2021-05-29 11:00전라남도 흑산도 Heuksan Island1
2021-06-01 07:03奄美大島--龍郷町--奄美自然観察の森 (Amami--Tatsugo--Amami Nature Forest)2
2021-05-30 07:30篠山市--ささやまの森公園 (Sasayama--Sasayama Forest Park)3
2021-06-12 10:31加賀市--片野鴨池・鴨池観察館 (Kaga--Katano Kamoike / Kamoike Observation Center)1
2021-05-15 10:00高山市--平湯温泉 (Takayama--Hirayu Hot Spring)2
2021-05-18 05:30長野市--戸隠森林植物園--みどりヶ池 (Nagano--Togakushi Forest--Midorigaike Pond)10
2021-05-24 05:10軽井沢町--野鳥の森 (Karuizawa--Wild Bird Forest)3
2021-05-23 05:00(立入禁止区域/restricted area) 富士吉田市--自衛隊北富士演習場 (Fujiyoshida--JSDF Kitafuji Training Grounds)1
2021-06-05 09:06渋川市--伊香保森林公園 (Shibukawa--Ikaho Forest Park)10
2021-05-30 14:02箱根町--芦ノ湖--桃源台港 (Hakone--Lake Ashi--Togendai Port)4
2021-06-03 09:00新潟市--西海岸公園 (Niigata--Nishikaigan Park)1
2021-05-30 08:56箱根町--仙石原 (Hakone--Sengokuhara)8
2021-05-26 09:00新潟市--鳥屋野潟 (Niigata--Lake Toyanogata)
2021-05-15 08:00南足柄市--県立21世紀の森 (Minamiashigara--Prefectural 21st Century Forest (Nijuisseiki-no-Mori))5
2021-05-24 05:10桧原村 (Hinohara (village))
2021-05-16 09:27青梅市--御岳山 (Ome--Mount Mitake)4
2021-05-22 08:42相模原市--宮ヶ瀬湖--早戸川林道--金沢川の西 (Sagamihara--Miyagase Lake--Hayatogawa Forest Road--west of Kanazawa River)
2021-05-28 09:26相模原市--宮ヶ瀬湖--早戸川林道--金沢川の東 (Sagamihara--Miyagase Lake--Hayatogawa Forest Road--east of Kanazawa River)2
2021-06-06 04:08日光市--湯元温泉 (Nikko--Yumoto Hot Spring)6
2021-06-06 08:43日光市--戦場ヶ原 (Nikko--Senjogahara Moor)9
2021-06-05 10:57日光市--戦場ヶ原--赤沼 (Nikko--Senjogahara Moor--Akanuma)4
2021-05-18 05:48藤沢市--江の島 (Fujisawa--Enoshima (island))1
2021-05-20 03:41酒田市--飛島 (Sakata--Tobishima (island))3
2021-05-30 15:25矢板市--八方ヶ原--小間々田台駐車場 (Yaita--Happogahara Moor--Komamada Parking Lot)2
2021-05-30 05:59塩谷町--尚仁沢湧水 (Shioya--Shojinzawa Spring)6
2021-05-15 06:35葛飾区--水元公園 (Katsushika Ward--Mizumoto Park)1
2021-06-10 06:16鶴岡市--湯殿山神社 (Tsuruoka--Mount Yudono Shrine)2
2021-06-03 06:00北杜市--八郎沼公園 (Hokuto--Hachironuma Park)4
2021-06-03 07:00小樽市--長橋なえぼ公園 (Otaru--Nagahashi Naebo Park)4
2021-06-05 05:00千歳市--支笏湖野鳥の森 (Chitose--Lake Shikotsu Wild Bird Forest)2
2021-05-30 07:19札幌市--野幌森林公園 (Sapporo--Nopporo Forest Park)2
2021-06-06 06:25千歳市--千歳青葉公園 (Chitose--Chitose Aoba Park)3
2021-06-06 07:10Пик Чехова (Chekhov Peak)3
2021-06-03 03:40置戸町--おけと湖 (Oketo--Lake Oketo)
2021-06-05 03:40津別町--チミケップ湖 (Tsubetsu--Chimikeppu Lake)
2021-06-01 15:30網走市--呼人探鳥遊歩道 (Abashiri--Yobito Birdwatching Trail)2