Whitethroat 

(Sylvia communis)

Alert Status: Green - 63% decline

 

Identifying Features: Medium-sized warbler, similar size to a great tit. The male has a grey head, a white throat and a brown back, and is buff underneath.
Average Length: 14 cm
Average Lifespan: 2 years
Average Wingspan: 18-23 cm
Beak type: Insects

 

Feeding:
Natural: Insects, especially beetles, caterpillars and berries
How to feed: 
What to feed:   Occasionally whitethroats will visit a garden to nest in brambles or nettle patches or to feed off fruit bushes

Nesting: Whitethroats build nests out of twigs and roots and the females then decide which to take. 

Where to see: They can be found over most of the UK in any suitable habitat in summer.

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Common Whitethroat song by david m, Xeno
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