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Lesser Whitethroat

(Sylvia curruca)
Alternate name(s): "Desert Lesser Whitethroat"
Size: 12.5-13.5 cm; wingspan: 16.5-20.5 cm
Weight: 7-18 g

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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Lesser Whitethroat at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "curruca"

ADULT

Sex unknown

Frontal view of a preening Lesser Whitethroat showing the dark plumage hidden under the off-white outer layer
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, April 2010]

Near-frontal view of a Lesser Whitethroat
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, October 2009]

The same Lesser Whitethroat as above, now seen more laterally
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, October 2009]

Close-up lateral view of a Lesser Whitethroat (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[November 2017]

Lateral view of a Lesser Whitethroat
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, December 2009]

Here a Lesser Whitethroat issuing its call
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, October 2009]

Lesser Whitethroat seen from above
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, April 2010]

We have been able to obtain breeding information in Europe.

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

deslwht_dw_20160504.m4a curruca
(Poland)
Territorial calls (male) © DW
deslwht_dw_20160523.m4a curruca
(Poland)
Territorial calls (male) © DW
deslwht_dw_20160523_2.m4a curruca
(Poland)
Territorial calls (male) © DW
deslwht_dw_20190427.m4a curruca
(Poland)
Territorial calls? (at nest) © DW

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