Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Old World Warblers :: Lesser Whitethroat

Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Grey Whitethroat, Gray Whitethroat
Old scientific name(s): Sylvia affinis


Israel - Apr, 1994 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Kutch, Gujarat, India - Feb, 2008 © Jugal Tiwari 
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Europe to c. Asia and s. in the Nile Valley;
(1) Europe (s. British Isles, Scandinavia n. to the Arctic Circle, Biebrza Marsh, Poland) n. to Arctic Circle across n. Russia to Siberia to the n. Altai, upper Lena River, Transbaicalia, n. Mongolia and ne. China (nw. Heilungkiang (n. Manchuria)) and s. to c. and s. France, n. Italy, the Balkan Peninsula, Turkey to w. and s. Iran, Caucasus Mountains, and n. Turkestan.
Winters in n. and c. Africa, n. India, and s. Asia.
(2) C. Asian deserts from the lower Volga to n. Turkestan, e. Kazakhstan (Lake Zaysan), w. Altai, to w. and s. Mongolia. .
Winters in n. India.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Avisoft
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Jeff Blincows Sound Gallery
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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