Name: Lesser Whitethroat
Scientific name: Sylvia curruca
Nature Stars: 50
About: A medium-sized warbler, about 13cm long. Lesser Whitethroat are birds of dense scrub and woodland edges. Males and females are very similar, being greyish brown above and creamy grey below, with a grey head, slightly darker grey mask, white throat and che
How to identify: Told from the larger Whitethroat by the more rounded head, plain grey-brown wing and upperparts, white chest and the shorter tail.
Where: Widespread summer visitor to England and Wales and southern Scotland. Absent from Northern Ireland.
Fantastic fact: Lesser Whitethroats spend the winter in Africa, Arabia and India.
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc