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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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You can hear blackcaps singing in woodlands at this time, they really let rip with a lot of chattering followed by a flutey warble to finish it all off.
The male blackcap provides the bird with its name because he has a jet-black cap extending to eye level, though the first thing you might spot is his grey-ash body.
Furthermore, my warbling blackcap didn't stay long here and may therefore be heading for a territory farther north.
Results indicate the blackcap is becoming increasingly common although it breeds in Germany and spends winter in Spain.
Two isolates, from 2 blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla), were identified as Salmonella spp.
The blackcaps: A blackcap sang and Martin repeated his story of birdsong: 'That blackcap is telling other blackcaps "this is my territory" now that he has attracted a mate and that sweet song is a way of preventing a fight.'
They spotted a staggering 8.1m birds from 80 different species, ranging from the common blackbird to the more unusual blackcap. The house sparrow was the bird most spotted by people.
The European Oystercatcher, representing the Faroe Islands, won the third place in the public vote while Denmark's Skylark won the third place in the professional vote after the Blackcap representing Cyprus.
WHAT type of creature is the blackcap? WHERE in England is the ship-burial site Sutton Hoo?
| HMS Blackcap - Royal Naval Air Station, Stretton, Warrington.
| Blackcap male taken at Coatham Stob, Long Newton, by Dave Pearce, of Hartburn