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Eurasian Blackcap

(Sylvia atricapilla)
Alternate name(s): "Blackcap"
German name(s): "Mönchsgrasmücke"

Size: 13.5-15 cm; wing span 20-23 cm
Weight: 16-25 g

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Eurasian Blackcap at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "atricapilla"



Near-frontal view of a male Eurasian Blackcap, left, with a dependent juvenile, right (photo courtesy of M. Thomas)
[Eltville, Hessen, Germany, June 2018]


Male Eurasian Blackcap, left, feeding a dependent juvenile, right; note the stubby tail of the young bird
(photo courtesy of M. Thomas)
[Eltville, Hessen, Germany, June 2018]

Near-frontal view of a juvenile Eurasian Blackcap (photo courtesy of M. Thomas)
[Eltville, Hessen, Germany, June 2018]

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