A migratory species (spring: April and autumn: late August – September) in Cyprus and the Akamas, with a small number breeding in some locations on the island. It is usually observed in areas with fruit trees, and in valleys with broad-leaved trees. It’s often seen very briefly, just like a yellow ‘arrow’ in flight.
It’s particularly shy and hardly visible, rarely sitting in an prominent spot. It nests high up in broadleaf trees, with its nest well hidden in the foliage. It feeds mainly on fruits and insects.
Its size is a little larger than that of a Song Thrush, but it has a yellow-black color. The male has a striking, bright yellow body and dark black wings, while the female is more greenish-yellow on top, with less prominent black wings, and whitish below with prominent black, thin chest stripes.