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Common Whitethroat

Kate Humble presents the common whitethroat.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Kate Humble presents the common whitethroat. Whitethroats are warblers which winter in the Sahel region south of the Sahara desert and spend spring and summer in Europe. When they arrive in April the males establish a territory by singing that scratchy song from hedgerow perches or by launching themselves into the air.

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Mon 15 Apr 2019 05:58

Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)

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