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 Lesser Whitethroat  Sylvia curruca


 

Sonogram of Lesser Whitethroat song

Rainham Marshes, Essex, England  51 29' 15.35'' N  00 13' 22.7'' E   29 Apr 2017

Territorial song from c2.5 metre high Blackthorn/Hawthorn scrub at a rate of 6 strophes per minute.

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     Sonogram of Lesser Whitethroat song

Brent Reservoir, London, England  13 May 2012

Territorial song from high in an oak crown at a rate of 6 strophes per minute.

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Sonogram of Lesser Whitethroat song

Purfleet, Essex, England  51 28' 52.62'' N  00 13' 56.11"' E   19 June 2020  [mobile phone recording]

Song from a probable failed breeder in the garden. Quick record recording made with mobile phone.

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Sonogram of Lesser Whitethroat song

Totteridge Valley, Middlesex, England  51 37' 20.6'' N  00 11' 59.9'' W  4 May 2009

Territorial song phrase; short twitter followed by longer dry rattle.

Uttered from within 2.5m high dense blackthorn hedge.

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Sonogram of Lesser Whitethroat song

Totteridge Valley, Middlesex, England  51 37' 20.6'' N  00 11' 59.9'' W  4 May 2009

Territorial song phrase; lacking introductory twitter.

Uttered from within 2.5m high dense blackthorn hedge.

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Sonogram of Lesser Whitethroat song

Totteridge Valley, Middlesex, England  51 37' 20.6'' N  00 11' 59.9'' W  4 May 2009

Rarer fast, twittering/warbling song; extended version lasting c11 seconds.

Uttered from within 2.5m high dense blackthorn hedge.

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Sonogram of Lesser Whitethroat song

River Lee Country Park, Herts/Essex 2 May 2009

Territorial song phrase from concealed location in overgrown hawthorn. Composed of a quiet, fast warble followed by a dry rattle lasting c1.5 sec.

 

 

 


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