Tag: Whitethroat

Do Common Whitethroats (Sylvia communis) discriminateagainst alien eggs?

Whitethroat (Sylvia communis) Science Article 2 abstract In a coevolutionary arms race between a brood parasite and its host, both species are expected to evolve adaptations and counteradaptations, such as egg mimicry and egg discrimination. The Common Whitethroat (Syh, ia communis) is a regular Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) host in some parts of its breeding […]

Male whitethroats, Sylvia communis, advertisetheir future contribution to parental care

Whitethroat (Sylvia communis) Science Article 1 abstract In altricial species participation of males in parental care enhances reproductive success offemales. How does a female select amate who will allocate time and energy to parental effort?In the whitethroat Sylvia communis, a socially monogamous bird, parental performance ofmales might be predicted on the basis of elaborated song […]

Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Sylviidae | [latin] Sylvia communis | [UK] Whitethroat | [FR] Fauvette grisette | [DE] Dorn-Grasmucke | [ES] Curruca Zarcera | [NL] Grasmus Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics Medium-sized, quite slim but rather large-headed and long-tailed, perky warbler. Epitome of west Palearctic Sylvia, […]