Whitethroat

Name: Whitethroat

Scientific name: Sylvia communis

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: A medium-sized, long tailed warbler, about 14cm long. Whitethroat are birds of grassland scrub and hedgerows. Males are sandy grey above, with orangey fringes to the wing feathers, a pale grey head, pinky breast and bright white throat. Females are duller

How to identify: Told from the smaller Lesser Whitethroat by the rusty brown edges to the wing feathers, pinky buff chest and the longer tail.

Where: A widespread summer visitor.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 40
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 40
  • Cute factor: 50
  • Traveller: 80

Fantastic fact: Males arrive in Britain about 10 days earlier than females, to set up territory before the females arrive.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc