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The common whitethroat (Sylvia communis) is a common and widespread typical warbler which breeds throughout Europe and across much of temperate western Asia. The whitethroat is a medium-sized warbler with a grey head, white throat, and brown upperparts. The plumage of males and females differ only in the colour of head and intensity of colour over the rest of the bird. Head and nape in males is a mid-grey with white eyelids, in the females head is brownish – both show a white throat, brighter in the male. The Whitethroat is also known as the Nettle Creeper. It sings beautifully from dawn until dusk on woodland borders and in hedgerows.
See also: Lesser whitethroat
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