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Lesser Redpoll

Acanthis cabaret


Sylvia communis

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Many of our sites are lowland wet site and as a consequence we capture relatively few Whitethroats and very few  recoveries.

Recapture numbers are low and most in the same year of ringing.

Records:  1100+ birds have been ringed by Newbury Ringing Group; 1967 to 2013

2 birds ringed by us have been recovered elsewhere; one quite local

                  1 ringed elsewhere has been recaptured by us


Distance:   ringed: Hambridge Lake, Newbury, 26-Jun-1965

recovered : Saint-Leonard-des-Bois, Sarthe, France 21-Oct-1967

344 km 843 days

Longevity:  first ringed as an adult   07-Jun-1981, last captured 10-Jul-1985

4 years 34 days

The Whitethroat breeds throughout Europe and across much of temperate western Asia. It is strongly migratory and the UK population winters in West Africa. Both sexes have similar plumage, adult male have a grey head and a white throat; females are duller. Its habitat is heath, open country and cultivation with hedgerows and bushes.

In 1969 it suffered a population crash and has since recovered someway towards its former population level.