Common Whitethroat

Sylvia communis - Fauvette grisette

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Sylviidés

  • Genus
    :

    Sylvia

  • Species
    :

    communis

Descriptor

Latham, 1787

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 14 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 22 cm.
  • Weight
    : 12 à 18 g
Longevity

9 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis) is a species of bird in the Sylviidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Sylvia communis communis (Europe to n Turkey and n Africa)
  • Sylvia communis volgensis (se European Russia, w Siberia and n Kazakhstan)
  • Sylvia communis icterops (c Turkey to Turkmenistan and Iran)
  • Sylvia communis rubicola (mountains of c Asia)

Foreign names

  • Fauvette grisette,
  • Curruca zarcera,
  • Papa-amoras,
  • Dorngrasmücke,
  • Mezei poszáta,
  • Grasmus,
  • Sterpazzola,
  • Törnsångare,
  • Tornsanger,
  • penica obyčajná,
  • pěnice hnědokřídlá,
  • Tornsanger,
  • pensaskerttu,
  • Witkeelsanger,
  • tallareta comuna,
  • Þyrnisöngvari,
  • cierniówka,
  • brūnspārnu ķauķis,
  • rjava penica,
  • Серая славка,
  • ノドジロムシクイ,
  • 灰白喉林莺,
  • 灰白喉林鶯,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Temperate ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Plantations, Rural Gardens

Geographic range

Sources of information

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