Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) has a temperate breeding range extending eastwards from Western Europe to Mongolia. Its entire global population winters in Africa and the species is a true passage migrant through the Indian Subcontinent.
On its way to Africa, the easternmost breeding populations migrate through northwestern and western India where it can be easily seen during September. On the way back, it largely bypasses the country like many other species, moving north through the Arabian peninsula instead. Several other species show similar migratory patterns including Greater Whitethroat, Rufous-tailed Srub Robin, Red-tailed Shrike, Red-backed Shrike, Eurasian Nightjar and Eurasian Scops Owl!