How to identify

As the name suggests, this warbler is smaller than its cousin, the Whitethroat. It sports dark cheek feathers which contrast with its pale throat and can give it a 'masked' look. When it flits from cover you might see the white outer feathers of its tail. Lesser Whitethroats are hard to see and often only noticed when they give their harsh, rattling song, or 'tacking' call.


Lesser Whitethroat

Patrik Åberg / xeno-canto


  1. Resident
  2. Passage
  3. Summer
  4. Winter
* This map is intended as a guide. It shows general distribution rather than detailed, localised populations.
  1. Jan
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