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Lesser Whitethroat

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Photo by IanFLocation:  Billingham,  UK
Photo by IanF
Location: Billingham, UK
Photo by IanLocation:  Billingham,  UK
Photo by Ian
Location: Billingham, UK
Sylvia curruca

Contents

Identification

13cm

  • Grey back
  • Whitish underparts
  • Grey head with a dark mask
  • White throat.

Similar Species

Greater Whitethroat

Distribution

Europe, and in western and central Asia. Accidental to Alaska with one record.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Open country and cultivation, with large bushes for nesting and some trees.

Behaviour

Diet

Diet includes insects, berries and other soft fruit.

Breeding

The nest is built in low shrub or brambles, and 3-7 eggs are laid.

Vocalisation


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References

Wikipedia

External Links

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