[hwahyt-throht, wahyt-]
any of several small songbirds having white, throats, especially an Old World warbler, Sylvia communis.

1670–80; white + throat

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whitethroat (ˈwaɪtˌθrəʊt)
either of two Old World warblers, Sylvia communis or S. curruca (lesser whitethroat), having a greyish-brown plumage with a white throat and underparts

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(Sylvia communis), typical Old World warbler of the family Sylviidae (order Passeriformes); it breeds in western Eurasia and northwestern Africa and winters in Africa and India. It is 14 cm (5 12 inches) long, with red-brown wing patches and longish white-edged tail; the male is gray-capped and white-throated. It sings beautifully from dawn until dusk in woodland border and hedgerows.

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