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Eurasian blackcap

SYLVIA ATRICAPILLA

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Eurasian blackcap

SYLVIA ATRICAPILLA

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The Eurasian blackcap is a small migratory bird. The Eurasian blackcap male is gray in color and has a black crown while the female is more brownish in color and has a russet crown.

The habitats of the Eurasian blackcap are lush deciduous and mixed forests, sometimes also lush spruce forests. The Eurasian blackcap is found in most of the Europe and in South-West Africa, Western Asia and Atlantic Islands. The species winters in East Africa and in Mediterranean countries.

Zachris Topelius, a Finnish author and poet, has written a poem called “Sylvia’s Christmas song”. The poem tells about a warbler alias Sylvia, that winters in the Italy and that Sylvia may very well be just the Eurasian blackcap.

Eurasian blackcap

SYLVIA ATRICAPILLA

wooddeadwoodstage of developmentkey biotopes
aspen
aspen
1-5y
grove
birch
birch
6-20y
ridge
pine
pine
21-50y
rock
spruce
spruce
51-100y
spring
other
other
stream
swamp
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