British wildlife recordings

Sylvia curruca : Lesser Whitethroat - Sylviidae

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:52

  • Shelf mark

    W1CDR0001523 BD12

  • Subjects

    Birds

  • Recording date

    1976/05/09

  • Recording locations

    Old Dean Common, Camberley, Surrey: OS Grid Reference(488500,160500)

  • Recordist

    Williams, Aubrey John

  • Species

    Lesser Whitethroat, Sylvia curruca

  • Description

    The song of the lesser whitethroat recorded at Camberley, Surrey. The lesser whitethroat arrives from Africa during late April-May and can be found across lowland areas of England, Wales and southern Scotland. This relatively shy warbler nests in dense scrub and hedgerows rich in insects and berries, and is generally identified by its hard ‘tac tac’ call and rattling song. Lesser whitethroats remain in England until August-September when they begin the long migratory journey back to Africa.

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