whitethroat


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white·throat

 (wīt′thrōt′, hwīt′-)
n.
Either of two Old World songbirds (Sylvia communis or S. curruca) having brownish plumage and a white throat and belly.

whitethroat

(ˈwaɪtˌθrəʊt)
n
(Animals) either of two Old World warblers, Sylvia communis or S. curruca (lesser whitethroat), having a greyish-brown plumage with a white throat and underparts

white•throat

(ˈʰwaɪtˌθroʊt, ˈwaɪt-)

n.
1. any of several small songbirds having white throats, esp. an Old World warbler, Sylvia communis.
[1670–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whitethroat - Old World warbler similar to the greater whitethroat but smallerwhitethroat - Old World warbler similar to the greater whitethroat but smaller
warbler - a small active songbird
2.whitethroat - greyish-brown Old World warbler with a white throat and underparts
warbler - a small active songbird
3.whitethroat - common North American finch with a white patch on the throat and black-and-white striped crownwhitethroat - common North American finch with a white patch on the throat and black-and-white striped crown
New World sparrow - sparrow-like North American finches
genus Zonotrichia, Zonotrichia - large New World sparrows
Translations

whitethroat

[ˈwaɪtθrəʊt] Ncurruca f zarcera
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Activists say the most common species in the traps are Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warblers, Nightingales, and Reed Warblers, all long distant-migrants with populations declining in most EU countries.
Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis, Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis and Hoopoe Merops apiaster).
Among them grey heron and little egret, great black-backed gull and black-headed gull, great spotted woodpecker, blackcap and whitethroat, song thrush and mistle thrush, and yellowhammer and reed bunting.
The breeding bird surveys highlighted the presence of four territories from within the survey area and a further three within a 50 metre buffer, comprising six different species, two of which are recognised as being of national conservation concern: willow warbler and whitethroat.
The breeding bird surveys highlighted the presence of four territories from within the survey area and a further three within a 50m buffer, comprising six different species, two of which are recognised as being of national conservation concern: willow warbler and whitethroat.
Just some of the reserve's most notable birds of interest include the goosander, "saw-billed" duck, the lapwing, snipe and whitethroat.
One of the finest examples of this is "The Happy Bird," in which the skillful alternations of syntax and meter convey the playful buffeting of the wind that moves the branch on which the whitethroat sits:
The project has already attracted 13 species of butterflies and several types of birds including blackcap, whitethroat and willow warbler, linnets, goldfinch, thrushes and blackbirds.
Sylviidae Sylvia communis Common whitethroat Sylvia curruca Lesser whitethroat Hippolias polyglotta Melodious warbler Sylvietta brachyuran Northern combrec Hippolais spp Sedge wabler Acrocephalus Tawny-flanked prinia schoenobaenus Prinia subflava Warbler Sylvia spp Willow warbler 36.
Between the woodland and the canal bridge a whitethroat did its stuff, and after a short while listening (and watching) I led the group, with impeccable timing, to the entrance of the wetlands.
The Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis, Garden Warbler Sylvia borin, and Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina had a large (more than 50%) population increase and the Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica had a large (more than 50%) population decrease during the study period.
Chiffchaffs have also been examined more thoroughly, taking into account recent advances in identification and taxonomic understanding, and Hume's Whitethroat has now been afforded full species status.