Flat-fly

Flat-fly

Observation - Flat-fly - UK and Ireland. Description: Flat-flies are very common blood-feeding ectoparasites on young birds at this time of year. This one was taken from a juvenile Garden Warbler caught for ringing. [Unfortunately, the photos do not really show the key ID features]

Flat-flies are very common blood-feeding ectoparasites on young birds at this time of year. This one was taken from a juvenile Garden Warbler caught for ringing. [Unfortunately, the photos do not really show the key ID features]