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

Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis

Described by: Latham (1787)
Alternate common name(s): Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


England - Date unknown © Andy Bright  England - Date unknown © Andy Bright  England - Date unknown © Andy Bright  England - Date unknown © Andy Bright  Guérande, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de La Loire, France - Apr 10, 2002 © Alain Fossé 
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W. Europe to c. Asia;
(1) Europe from the British Isles and Scandinavia n. to Arctic Circle and se. across Ukraine and c. Russia s. to n. Mediterranean region, and n. Africa in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.
Winters in c. and s. Africa.
(2) Se. Europe in Russia to sw. Siberia (upper Yenisei River) and n. Kazakhstan.
(2) Asia Minor in Turkey and Levant s. to Israel e. to Caucasus, n. Iran, Turkmenistan, n. and e. Afghanistan, n. Pakistan (n. Baluchistan), and probably nw. India (Kashmir).
Winters in e. Africa.
(3) C. Siberia in the Altai Mountains, se. Uzbekistan e. to n. Mongolia, Transbaikalia, and ex. w. China (w. Sinkiang).
Winters in e. Africa.


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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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