Lesser Whitethroat

Name: Lesser Whitethroat

Scientific name: Sylvia curruca

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: A medium-sized warbler, about 13cm long. Lesser Whitethroat are birds of dense scrub and woodland edges. Males and females are very similar, being greyish brown above and creamy grey below, with a grey head, slightly darker grey mask, white throat and che

How to identify: Told from the larger Whitethroat by the more rounded head, plain grey-brown wing and upperparts, white chest and the shorter tail.

Where: Widespread summer visitor to England and Wales and southern Scotland. Absent from Northern Ireland.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 40
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 50
  • Cute factor: 50
  • Traveller: 80

Fantastic fact: Lesser Whitethroats spend the winter in Africa, Arabia and India.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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