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Eurasian Blackcap / Mönchsgrasmücke

Sylvia atricapilla

Description:

Flying together from branch to branch

Habitat:

Copse next to a channelised river and fields

Notes:

Could these be a male and a female Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)?

2 Species ID Suggestions

apoelaka54
apoelaka54 7 years ago
Blackcap
Sylvia atricapilla Eurasian Blackcap
Sam10
Sam10 7 years ago
Blackcap
Sylvia atricapilla


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3 Comments

Sam10
Sam10 7 years ago

haha ok! The female is the brown individual, with the male sporting the grey body and "black cap".

Ursula Fricke
Ursula Fricke 7 years ago

Thanks for your quick answer. I couldn't see the second one well enough to determine it was brown, but from a very much manipulated version of the photo I'd say at least reddish-brown. I'm sure it wasn't black. ;)

Sam10
Sam10 7 years ago

Was the bird in the second photo more of a brown colour?

Ursula Fricke
Spotted by
Ursula Fricke

Ahlen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Spotted on Jun 13, 2013
Submitted on Jun 13, 2013

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