In the central city of Dobrich Bulgaria, I was following a Great spotted woodpecker in a tree and suddenly I found this other bird on the same tree.

SiviaCurruca SiviaCurruca SiviaCurruca

The context of the picture is:

  • Country: Bulgaria
  • City: Dobrich, Center urban area
  • Period: mid August (2016)

I think this is a specimen of Silvia Curruca, can anybody confirm this?


Yes, Lesser whitethroat indeed. Grey head with contrasting white throat and brown body, small bill (the similar Orphean warbler has a much bigger bill).

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  • $\begingroup$ Please add additional detail/evidence and reputable citations supporting your claims. The point of answers is to be helpful to others searching for similar questions in the future, which is made possible by evidence/citations. Unsupported responses to species-identification questions should be added as comments and not as answers. Thanks. $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Mar 25 '18 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ There is no citation involved in identifying birds. In Europe this is the best guide amazon.com/Collins-Bird-Guide-Lars-Svensson/dp/0007268149 But a guide is not enough to identify birds, the field experience is essential (I have been birdwatching for 20 years). $\endgroup$ – have fun Mar 26 '18 at 8:30

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