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Lesser Whitethroat

Sylvia curruca

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Fairly common summer migrant from winter grounds in Africa. Found in scrubby habitats, especially dense hedges with thorny bushes and trees. Skulking and difficult to see well; often located by scratchy chortling song that ends with distinctive loud rattle. Plumage brownish gray overall with grayer head and broad dark mask that sets off white throat. Lacks bright rusty wing patch of Greater Whitethroat.

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