Small Whitethroat

Unlike many typical warblers, the sexes are almost identical. This is a small species with a grey back, whitish underparts, a grey head with a darker bandit mask through the eyes and a white throat. It is slightly smaller than the Whitethroat, and lacks the chestnut wings and uniform head-face color of that species. The Lesser Whitethroat's song is a fast and rattling sequence of tet or che calls, quite different from the Whitethroat's scolding song.

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

The Small Whitethroat, Sylvia minula, is a typical warbler. Until recently, it was considered conspecific with the Lesser Whitethroat; today these are seen as members of a superspecies. The present species together with Hume's Whitethroat seems to form an Asian lineage in the superspecies.(Helbig 2001, Jønsson & Fjeldså 2006) This is the aridland representative of the superspecies, occurring from dry lowlands of Xinjiang westwards to Turkmenistan and possibly into Iran. More

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species, Hume's Whitethroat, and the Small Whitethroat from which the Margelanic Whitethroat may also be specifically distinct. In this superspecies, the Lesser Whitethroat seems to form the basal European lineage. More

Small whitethroat resting on a thin branch© Hanne & Jens Eriksen / Small whitethroat perched in a thorny tree© David Hosking / More

Small whitethroat resting on a thin branch Small whitethroat resting on a thin branchPrint factsheet Facts - Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Sylviidae Genus Sylvia (1) Status - Classified More

Small Whitethroat (Sylvia minula) is a scarce winter visitor in India. More

minula be Small Whitethroat according to the taxonomy used on here? This would also apply to XC44496 Small Whitethroat Sylvia minula Herman van Oosten, Khatmat Milalah, Oman 26-01-2010, 08:00 XC44496 Herman van Oosten Posts: 187 Recordings: 724 posted on 20-02-2010, at 18:50 Dear Mark, thanks! Didn't realize this recent split was already incorporated in the generally quite conservative list of BirdLife, which is More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sylviidae
Genus : Sylvia
Species : minula
Authority : Hume, 1873