Blackcap

The blackcap is a mainly grey warbler with distinct male and female plumages. It has a beautiful rich warbling song. It is about 13 cm long with a 7–8 cm wing length. The adult male has olive-grey upperparts, other than a paler grey nape and a neat black cap on the head. The underparts are light grey, becoming silvery white on the chin, throat and upper breast. The tail is dark grey, with an olive tint to the outer edge of each feather. The bill and long legs are grey, and the iris is reddish brown. The female resembles the male, but has a reddish-brown cap and a slightly browner tone to the grey of the upperparts. 

Latin Name
Sylvia atricapilla

When the bird was spotted

Date Location Title Seen by Interestingness
Greece, Kalymnos Klimis appartement mike421 **
Germany, Kandern In the garden, male and female Hühnerhabicht ***
Germany, Wissen Female and two males in the garden Hühnerhabicht ***
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Great Ayton b.m.stokesley ***
Germany, Wissen In the garden Hühnerhabicht ***
France, Leymen In the garden mike421 ***
Germany, Marktrodach male and female on a tree in the garden Hühnerhabicht
France, Leymen In the garden mike421 **
France, Leymen singing in the garden mike421 ***
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors River Leven near Great Ayton b.m.stokesley ***
Germany, Kandern in a tree in the meadows behind the house Hühnerhabicht *
Germany, Kandern in bushes at the side of the road between Kandern and Liel Hühnerhabicht ***
France, Leymen Eating plums in the garden mike421 *
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Hemlington Lake b.m.stokesley
France, not specified La petite Camargue mike421 *
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Roseberry topping mike421 **
France, Leymen Singing in the garden mike421 ***
Spain, Mallorca Seen at Albufera Nature Reserve b.m.stokesley
France, Leymen Blackcap singing in the cherry tree mike421 ***