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.
What they eat:
Insects, and berries and fruit in autumn.
- UK breeding:
- 1,100,000 territories
This bird species has different identifying features depending on sex/age/season.