Scientific name: Sylvia communis
The male whitethroat does, indeed, have a white throat! Arriving from Sub-Saharan Africa in April, it can be spotted on grassland and scrub, and along hedgerows. It is bigger than the lesser whitethroat.
Average lifespan: 2 years
Classified in the UK as Green under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).