Whitethroat, Common


Name: Whitethroat, Common

Scientific name: Sylvia communis

Type: Whitethroat

Color: Brown,Grey,White

Habitat: Fields

Size: 13cm

Conservation status:

Passage Migrant


A middle-sized warbler resembles Lesser Whitethroat, but differs in having chestnut fringes to coverts and secondaries. Tail is slightly longer, legs are orange and eye ring is white. Females and 1st winter birds birds lack the grey wash present in males, with dark iris (not orange). Similar to Lesser Whitethroat but can always be identified by orange legs.

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