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Photo by RJSeargent
Location: Afghanistan
Photo by RJSeargent
Location: Afghanistan
Curruca althaea

Sylvia althaea


Dark top of the head and brown back.


Iran, Central Asia and the Himalayas.


This is a monotypic species.[1]

No subspecies are currently recognized by most authors. From the Balkans to the Caucasus Mountains however, Sylvia curruca caucasica occurs which is intermediate between the Lesser Whitethroat and Hume's Whitethroats (Snow et al. 1998). It is presently not clear whether the eastern part of this population is correctly assigned to the European species, or consists of hybrids in a contact zone.

Photo by RJSeargent
Location: Afghanistan




  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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