The Pied Flycatcher breeds in most of Europe and western Asia. It is migratory, wintering mainly in western Africa. From mid-September to mid-April it lives in sub Saharan Africa, after which it migrates and arrives in Europe and Asia around May. They are birds of deciduous woodlands, parks and gardens, with a preference for oak trees. They build an open nest in a tree hole, and will readily adapt to an open-fronted nest box. 4-10 eggs are laid.
Range Map for Pied Flycatcher along the African-Eurasian Flyway showing breeding range (red) and non-breeding range (green).