whitethroat

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Related to whitethroats: lesser whitethroat, greater whitethroat, Sylvia communis, Common Whitethroat

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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Our breeding Lesser Whitethroats should be in east Africa now, so this was an oddity, and it is believed to be from central Asia, a rare bird in Wales.
An orchestra of willow and grasshopper warblers, blackcaps, reed and garden warblers, chiffchaffs, sedge warblers and whitethroats compete for their fair share of audio coverage among all the other bird life.
Across the heather and gorse, families of Stonechats and Whitethroats darted from bush to bush, no doubt busy feeding fledglings.
blackbirds, as well as summer migratory species such as willow warblers and whitethroats.
Willow warblers, grasshopper warblers, blackcaps, whitethroats.
You'll find the hedgerows full of finches and thrushes in winter and warblers in summer, including whitethroats and blackcaps.
Swallows pass through in their thousands, and yellow wag tails and whitethroats re turn from their African win tering grounds and come to breed on England's lowland farmland.
Swallows pass through in their thousands, and yellow wagtails and whitethroats return from their African wintering grounds and come to breed on England's lowland farmland.
But the bad weather in May meant some of the nation's favourite birds suffered lower numbers than normal, including blue tits, great tits, reed warblers, whitethroats and willow warblers.
Birds of all kinds from wheatears to whitethroats all flock to Jersey to make their homes.
In one landscape, A pair of Whitethroats get away-from-it-all, two little birds sit on branches looking out at a magnificent vista rendered in distinctly unnatural reds and pinks.