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Eurasian Blackcap

Sylvia atricapilla

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Common to fairly common in wooded and scrubby habitats, including gardens, where sometimes visits feeders in winter. Small numbers winter in Western Europe, but most migrate south to Mediterranean region. A rather distinctive and bulky warbler: male plain grayish overall with eponymous black cap; female and juvenile plain, slightly browner overall, with rusty-brown cap. Song is a varied, rather loud rich warble, often strident.

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