The Wet Woodland Bird
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
||A very vocal warbler. The male has a grey back, is greyish-white below and
has a sooty black cap. The female and juvenile are similar, but have a brown cap.
Size: 13-15cm tall
call is a sharp, strong tac-tac-tac, repeated. The song is a strong varied
heaths, woods and hedges.
eggs in a cup-like nest low in a bush or a tree. Incubation takes 12-13 days
and fledging takes 10-14 days.
2 broods per year; May-June.
|Location in Wet Woodland
was heard singing in the stony area and the clearing. These areas are the two most
open areas and have good singing perches. The call was also heard.