The lesser whitethroat (Curruca curruca) is a fairly secretive warbler which lives in areas of scrub and hedges. The common feature of Lesser and Common Whitethroats is clearly the white throat; the important difference is that Lesser’s entire underparts are a smooth, silky white. The grey head is also slightly darker on the lores and ear coverts. Small, with a grey back, whitish underparts, a grey head with a darker "bandit mask" through the eyes and a white throat, the sexes are almost identical. It breeds in temperate Europe and in the western and central Palearctic. The lesser whitethroat is strongly migratory, wintering in Africa just south of the Sahara, Arabia and India.