How to identifyAs 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.
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