Scot's picture

Unknown bird

Observed: 12th May 2010 By: Scot

I spotted this a couldn't identify it!

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Species with which Whitethroat (Sylvia communis) interacts


andrew's picture

though could well be a

though could well be a whitethroat

Ray Murphy's picture


Whitethroat has a very definite eye stripe as does the lesser whitethroat.

Twitcheruth's picture

Could even be a Lesser

Could even be a Lesser Whitethroat........definitely a Warbler of some sort.

Ray Murphy's picture


I would be very surprised to find that it wasn't a female blackcap. It is the only one that fits the photo.

Scot's picture


Thanks Kluut
The identification certainly seems plausible!

Alladell's picture


Eye stripe not so pronounced in female Whitethroat an is dark. The eye stripe of the male is light and not always as distinct.


tootsietim's picture

first impression would be whitethroat

My impression is of a female whitethroat, as per Alladell, also I would expect to see a whitethroat perched exposed like this but less so a blackcap, which in my experience is much more of a skulker.

RoyW's picture


Whitethroat on structure and plumage - and it does look like a female.