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Blackcap

Sylvia atricapilla (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) usually known simply as the Blackcap, is a common and widespread typical warbler. It has mainly olive-grey upperparts and pale grey underparts, and differences between the five subspecies are small. Both sexes have a neat coloured cap to the head, black in the male and reddish-brown in the female. The male's typical song is a rich musical warbling, often ending in a loud high-pitched crescendo, but a simpler song is given in some isolated areas, such as valleys in the Alps. The Blackcap's closest relative is the Garden Warbler, which looks quite different but has a similar song. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Sylviidae
Genus:
  Sylvia

Scientific:
  Sylvia atricapilla

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.187

Protonym:
  Motacilla Atricapilla

Avibase ID:
  61F9065BE0965E1A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/61F9065B

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 563183

Geographic range:

  • Sylvia atricapilla atricapilla: Europe to w Siberia and nw Africa; winters to s Africa
  • Sylvia atricapilla heineken: SW Spain, Portugal, Madeira and Canary Islands
  • Sylvia atricapilla pauluccii: Corsica, Sardinia, Balearic Islands, Tunisia, Italy and Sicily
  • Sylvia atricapilla dammholzi: Caucasus, Transcaucasia and n Iran; winters to ne Africa
  • Sylvia atricapilla gularis: Cape Verde Islands and Azores
English:
Blackcap
Czech:
pěnice černohlavá
German:
Mönchsgrasmücke
Danish:
Munk
Spanish:
Curruca Capirotada
Finnish:
mustapääkerttu
French:
Fauvette à tête noire
Icelandic:
Hettusöngvari
Italian:
Capinera
Japanese:
zuguromushikui
Japanese:
ズグロムシクイ
Dutch:
Zwartkop
Norwegian:
Munk
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Munk
Polish:
kapturka
Portuguese:
Toutinegra-de-barrette-preto
Russian:
Славка-черноголовка
Slovak:
penica čiernohlavá
Swedish:
svarthätta
Ukrainian:
Кропив’янка чорноголова
Chinese:
黑顶林莺


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Blackcap ( Sylvia atricapilla) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Blackcap ( Sylvia atricapilla) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Blackcap ( Sylvia atricapilla) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Eurasian Blackcap ( Sylvia atricapilla) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Eurasian Blackcap ( Sylvia atricapilla) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
Blackcap ( Sylvia atricapilla) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Blackcap ( Sylvia atricapilla) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Fauvette à tête noire ( Sylvia atricapilla) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Fauvette à tête noire ( Sylvia atricapilla) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Black-cap Warbler ( Sylvia atricapilla) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Black-cap Warbler ( Sylvia atricapilla) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Blackcap ( Sylvia atricapilla) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Oriental Bird Club:
Blackcap ( Sylvia atricapilla) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Sylvia atricapilla [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Sylvia atricapilla [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Blackcap ( Sylvia atricapilla) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sylvia atricapilla [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sylvia atricapilla [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Swartkroonsanger
Arabic: أبو قلنسوة, سويدة وحميرة رأس
Asturian: Papuda
Azerbaijani: Qarabaş silvi
Belarusian: Леска-чорнагалоўка, Чарнагалоўа валасянка
Bulgarian: Голямо черноглаво коприварче
Breton: An devedig kabell du
Catalan: Busqueret de capell, Tallarol de casquet
Catalan (Balears): Busqueret de capell
Montenegrin: crnoglava grmuša
Czech: Penice cernohlavá, Pěnice černohlavá, pìnice èernohlavá
Welsh: Lleian benddu, Penddu, Penlöyn, Telor bach penddu, Telor penddu
Danish: Munk
German: Moenchsgrasmuecke, Mönchsgramücke, Monchsgrasmucke, Mönchsgrasmücke, Mönchsgrassmücke, Schwarzplättchen
Greek: Αμπελοπούλλι, Μαυροσκούφης
Greek (Cypriot): Αμπελοπούλλι
English: Blackcap, Black-cap Warbler, Black-capped Warbler, Eurasian Blackcap, European Blackcap
English (IOC): Eurasian Blackcap
English (Kenya): Blackcap
Esperanto: nigra^capa silvio, Nigraĉapa silvio
Spanish: Curruca Capirotada, Curruca mosquitera
Spanish (Spain): Curruca Capirotada
Spanish (HBW): Curruca capirotada
Estonian: Mustpea-poosalind, Mustpea-põõsalind
Basque: Tallarol de casquet , Txinbo kaskabeltz, Txinbo kaskabeltza
Persian: سسک سرسیاه
Finnish: Mustapääkerttu, Mustapääkertut
Faroese: Munkur
French: Fauvette à tête noire
Frisian: Nettelkrûper
Irish: Caipín Dubh
Gaelic: Ceann-Dubh
Galician: Papuxa das amoras, Tallarol de casquet
Manx: Bayrn Dhoo, Kione doo ny yeeiginyn
Hebrew: סבכי שחור כיפה, סבכי שחור־כיפה, סבכי שחור־כפה, סבכי שחור-כיפה
Croatian: Crnoglava grmuša, Crnokapa Grmuša
Hungarian: Barátposzáta
Armenian: [Sevagloukh Shahrik ], Սևագլուխ Շահրիկ
Icelandic: Hettusöngvari
Italian: Capinera
Japanese: zu-guro mushi-kui, zuguromushikui, Zuguro-mushikui
Japanese: ズグロムシクイ
Japanese (Kanji): 頭黒虫喰
Georgian: შავთავა ასკაპუჭა, შავთავა ასპუჭაკა
Kazakh: Қарабас сандуғаш
Kazakh (Transliteration): qara-bas sandwğaş
Cornish: Telor pendu
Scientific: Motacilla Atricapilla, Sylvia atricapilla, Sylvia atricapilla atricapilla
Luxembourgish: Schwaarz Graatsch
Lithuanian: Juodagalve devynbalse, Juodagalvė devynbalsė
Latvian: Melngalvas ķauķis
Macedonian: Црноглав грмушар, црноглаво грмушарче, Црноглаво коприварче
Mongolian: Халимагт зэржигэнэ
Mongolian (Transliteration): khal'magt zerjigen
Moldavian: Silvie cu cap negru
Maltese: Kapinera
Dutch: Zwartkop
Norwegian Nynorsk: Munk
Norwegian: Munk, Munken
Polish: kapturka, kapturka (pokrzewka czarnołbista), Pokrzewka czarnogłowa, Pokrzewka czarnołbista
Pinyin: hēi-dǐng lín-yīng
Portuguese: toutinegra de barrete negro, toutinegra-de-barrete, Toutinegra-de-barrete-negro, Toutinegra-de-barrete-preto, Toutinegra-de-barrette-preto
Portuguese (Portugal): Toutinegra-de-barrete
Romansh: Fustgetta dal chapitsch
Romanian: Silvie cu cap negru
Russian: Slavka-chernogolovka, Славка черноголовая, Славка-черноголовка, Черноголовая славка
Sardinian: Conca de oro, Conchinigheddu, Deddea, Filormena, Prabarissa
Scots: Ceann dubh
Sindhi: ټٕٖ إَ يٌٓ
Northern Sami: Gahpervizar
Slovak: Penica čiernohlavá
Slovenian: crnoglavka, črnoglavka
Albanian: Bilbilth kokëzi, Bilbilthi kokëzi, Rradak ziu
Serbian: crnoglava grmuša, Црноглава грмуша
Swedish: Svarthätta
Swahili: Kucha Utosi-mweusi
Turkish: Kara Başlı Ötleğen, kara başly ötleğen, Karabağlı ötleğen, Karabaşlı Ötleğen, Kara-başlı Ötleğen, Karabaşlı Ötleğen Kuşu, Karabaşlı Ötleşen, Қарабас сандуғаш
Ukrainian: Кропив’янка чорноголова, Кропив'янка чорноголова , Чорноголова кропив'янка, Чорноголова славка
Chinese: 黑顶林莺
Chinese (Traditional): 黑頂林鶯

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