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Greater Whitethroat

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Alternative name: Common Whitethroat

Photo by Marc Delsalle
Photo by Marc Delsalle
Sylvia communis


[edit] Identification

Large Sylvia Warbler 13-15cm
Pale legs and pale bill
Adult male has grey head, white eye-ring and white throat.
Female has brownish head with off-white throat

[edit] Confusion Species

Photo by IanFBillingham,  UK
Photo by IanF
Billingham, UK

Lesser Whitethroat

[edit] Distribution

They breed throught Europe and most of Asia (including China and India, also most of the [[Middle East.

Migratory, U.K. birds wintering south of the Sahara

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 4 sbspecies[1]:

  • S. c. communis :
  • S. c. volgensis:
Photo by targetmanLincolnshire, UK, May 2014
Photo by targetman
Lincolnshire, UK, May 2014
  • S. c. icterops:
  • S. c. rubicola:

[edit] Habitat

Scrubland and hedgerows are favoured.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists almost entirely of insects and invertebrates.

[edit] Vocalisation

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[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2014)

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