Body length: 14 cm
Body mass: 15-18 g
Appearance: grey upperparts, streaked greyish breast, paler belly and streaked head.
Widespread, though not especially common inhabitant of various habitats. Most abundant on edges of old tree stands, in parks and cemeteries. Nests can be found in half-holes, tree forks and split trunks, as well as in nestboxes lacking fronts, and cracks in walls. The only native flycatcher species whose males help in nest-building. Some pairs manage two broods in the season. Eats insects, as name suggests. Winters in Africa
Descriptions drawing on content of Ptaki Polski (“Birds of Poland”) - a book authored by Andrzej G. Kruszewicz, and published by MULTICO Oficyna Wydawnicza Sp. z o.o.