British wildlife recordings
Sylvia curruca : Lesser Whitethroat - Sylviidae
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Old Dean Common, Camberley, Surrey: OS Grid Reference(488500,160500)
Williams, Aubrey John
Lesser Whitethroat, Sylvia curruca
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.