Lesser Whitethroat

Sylvia curruca









Lesser Whitethroat

About the Lesser Whitethroat

The lesser whitethroat is a small member of the warbler family and is related to the slightly larger whitethroat. They have pale throats with contrasting dark feathers on their cheeks - this can give the appearance of a masked look.

These birds can be hard to see and are often heard before being spotted with the slightly rattling song that they make.

What does a Lesser Whitethroat eat?

Their diets mainly consist of insects in the spring and summer. When autumn comes around, these birds eat a lot of berries to build fat reserves for migration.

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Other birds in the Warblers family

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