Conservation status: Amber
The whitethroat is a medium-sized warbler, about the size of a great tit. It has quite a long tail which it flicks and cocks as it darts rapidly in and out of cover. The male has a grey head, a white throat and a brown back, and is buff underneath. It is a summer visitor and passage migrant, with birds breeding widely, although it avoids urban and mountainous areas. It winters in Africa, south of the Sahara.
Whitethroat - male
Whitethroat - female
Warblers and allies (Sylviidae)
Where to see them
Found over most of the UK. Look in any piece of suitable habitat in summer.
When to see them
From mid-April to early October
What they eat
Insects, and berries and fruit in autumn.
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