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blackcap

1. a brownish-grey Old World warbler, Sylvia atricapilla, the male of which has a black crown
2. any of various similar birds, such as the black-capped chickadee (Parus atricapillus)
3. Brit (formerly) the cap worn by a judge when passing a death sentence
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The plan included a provision for the "selective" hunting of blackcaps as a means to curb rampant poaching using mist nets and limesticks.
The reproductive isolation between these populations, which live together for part of the year, is now stronger than that of other blackcaps that are always separated from one another by distances of 800 kilometers or more, according to the researchers.
Blackcaps have spread to Anglesey and the Llyn, where they were rare early in the 20th century.
Ivy is also an important food source for blackcaps, a tiny bird which was once only a summer visitor to the UK but now regularly spends the winter here.
Collecting migrating blackcaps at their stopover site on the Sede Boqer Campus of Ben-Gurion University and near Toron, Poland, Wojciechowski and Pinshow weighed the birds and monitored their body temperatures and metabolic rates as the birds stocked up on fruit supplemented with mealworms.
And large numbers birds such as blackcaps, which normally migrate, are this year overwintering in Northern Ireland.
I still enjoy playing for the Blackcaps (NZ national team) and want to leave at a time when that enjoyment has not diminished and when I feel that I am still performing at the top level and contributing to the success of the team," Cairns said in a statement.
As a result, many of our familiar common breeding birds such as thrushes, robins and wrens, summer visitors such as blackcaps and warblers and scarce and declining species such as bullfinches and yellowhammers will face the prospect of their survival chances being damaged as their nests and young chicks are trashed.
MOST blackcaps spend the winter in Africa so will be fattening up now on autumn berries before the journey.
Kapsali said there were also around a dozen Blackcaps, Sylvia atricapilla, in the net, which was discovered during spring monitoring by BirdLife members.
Several readers report blackcaps in their gardens, arrivals from central Europe that will defend a feeder or suet ball from other visitors.
In the last five years, birds such as blackcaps have been seen more often.