Common Whitethroated

This is one of several Sylvia species that has distinct male and female plumages. Both sexes are mainly brown above and buff below, with chestnut fringes to the secondary remiges. The adult male has a grey head and a white throat. The female lacks the grey head, and the throat is duller. The Whitethroat's song is fast and scratchy, with a scolding tone.

The Common Whitethroated is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

* Common Whitethroated / Sylvia communis * Garden Warbler / Sylvia borin * Blackcap / Sylvia atricapilla * Bonelli's Warbler / Phylloscopus bonelli * Wood Warbler / Phylloscopus sibilatrix * Common Chiffchaff / Phylloscopus collybita * Willow Warbler / Phylloscopus trochilus * Melodious Warbler / Hippolais polyglotta * Goldcrest / Regulus regulus * Spotted Flycatcher / Muscicapa striata: one pair * Pied Flycatcher / Ficedula hypoleuca: a great speciality of Fontainebleau forest, with More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sylviidae
Genus : Sylvia
Species : communis
Authority : Latham, 1787