Identifying Features: The pied flycatcher is a small, flycatching bird, slightly smaller than a house sparrow. The male is mostly black on the upperparts and white underneath, with a bold white patch on the folded wing. Females are browner.
Average Length: 13 cm
Average Lifespan: 2 years
Average Wingspan: 21 - 24 cm
Where to see: Pied flycatchers can be found in mature woodlands mainly to the west of the UK, not in N Ireland. The valleys and hillsides of Wales are a good place to look for breeding birds in summer