It breeds in most of Europe and western Asia, and is migratory, wintering in Africa and south western Asia.
Prefers parks, gardens, deciduous forests.
It nests in recesses on the trunk of trees or in walls.
He sits upright in the open, shakes his tail frequently and hunts flying insects.
He goes down, grabs his fly and takes his position again.
Its size is 13.5-15 cm, black eyes, legs and beak, gray-brown back and light apron with dark features on chest.