Insectivorous songbird of the countryside, the male has a gray head with a white throat and a salmon-washed breast. This hue is less present in the female, whose head is browner.
The two sexes can be recognized from the other species by their bright rufous wings contrasting with the rest of the plumage, and the long tail with white edges.
The Common Whitethroat only ventures into town in wastelands or large parks, sometimes also along railway tracks. Its favorite habitat are hedgerows and bushy lands. It sneaks furtively to the top of the bramble groves to launch its lively and short song. In favorable areas, one regularly finds several males singing only a few tens of meters of distance from each other : territories are small and often overlap.
It mainly consumes insects and berries. In August, if you note with disappointment that the bramble is already empty of its blackberries, rather than blaming another walker who would already have passed before you, consider the responsibility of the Common Whitethroat, or one of its cousins, who makes its pre-migratory reserves.