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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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Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis, Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis and Hoopoe Merops apiaster).
I saw my first Common Whitethroat of the year last Thursday, but on Monday I watched it carrying feathers and grass into a small bush, a sign of nest-building less than 100 hours after it arrived.
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.
The drop of the numbers of the Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis by about 70% between 1968 and 1969, revealed by the Common Bird Census, was not explainable by local environmental factors in the United Kingdom only.
A further 19 species - the bullfinch, chaffinch, common chiffchaff, common whitethroat, starling, crossbill, dunnock, garden warbler, goldcrest, greenfinch, house martin, house sparrow, lesser redpoll, linnet, mistle thrush, swallow, siskin, tree pipit and willow warbler - have also suffered significant losses.