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Summer visitor to scrubby habitats across the county


Photograph by: 
Ian Andrews
Common Name Whitethroat
Alternative Name(s) Common Whitethroat
Scientific Name Sylvia communis
Status Occasional
Interest Level
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
Preferred Environment
  • Downland and scrub
Look for Harsh, continuous song coming from scrubby bushes on open countryside
Additional Identification Notes
  • Now more numerous and numbers recovering from severe losses on migration some years ago
  • Best found through its song but once seen the white throat stands out as the main feature
  • Browner than the lesser whitethroat, slightly larger and found in more open habitat
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Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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