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Lesser Whitethroat

From Opus

Revision as of 06:17, 25 April 2012 by IanF (Talk | contribs)
Photo by IanF Billingham,  UK
Photo by IanF
Billingham, UK
Sylvia curruca




  • Grey back
  • Whitish underparts
  • Grey head with a dark mask
  • White throat
  • Dark legs
  • Dark bill

Similar Species

Photo by IanFBillingham, UK
Photo by IanF
Billingham, UK

Greater Whitethroat


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



  • S. c. curruca:
  • S. c. blythi (affinis):
  • S. c. halimodendri:
  • Plains of lower Volga to eastern Kazakstan (Lake Zaysan) and western Altai
  • S. c. caucasica:
  • Mountains of Balkan Peninsula to western Iran and Caucasus Mountains
  • S. c. telengitica:
  • S. c. jaxartica (snigirewskii):
  • Plains of southern Transcaspia


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



Diet includes insects, berries and other soft fruit.


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


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  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Wikipedia

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