Bird song: Blackcap

The Blackcap lives all-year-round in the valley, it is easily distinguished from the other unidentifiable warblers because of its cap. Both male and female wear this cap, the male’s is black, the female’s brown. Otherwise their bodies are plain brown and rather drab. But it’s song is not drab, listen to this musical warbling in sudden bursts, working up to a crescendo, then silence, then starting again.

[photo: Wikipedia]

[photo: Wikipedia]

Listen to the song of the Blackcap and read more about it at the RSPB website.

Generally seen around our olive grove, Blackcaps like bushy woodland. They take insects off the foliage.

5 to remember
distinguen fácilmente de – easily distinguished from
inidentificable – unidentifiable
la reinita – the warbler
una gorra – a cap
un crescendo – a crescendo


Listen to the song of these other birds we see in our Spanish valley:-
Red-Legged Partridge

And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
Blackcaps: black cap for the male, brown for the female #birds #Spain via @Spanish_Valley

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