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Sardinian Warbler

Curruca melanocephala (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

The Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala) is a common and widespread typical warbler from the Mediterranean region. Like most Sylvia species, it has distinct male and female plumages. The adult male has a grey back, whitish underparts, black head, white throat and red eyes. Plumages are somewhat variable even in the same locality, with the intensity of a reddish hue on upper- and/or underside varies from absent to (in some subspecies) pronounced. The female is mainly brown above and buff below, with a grey head. The Sardinian Warbler's song is fast and rattling, and is very characteristic of the Mediterranean areas where this bird breeds. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Sylviidae
Genus:
  Curruca

Scientific:
  Curruca melanocephala

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.970

Protonym:
  Motacilla melanocephala

Avibase ID:
  B0D094830E71F76A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B0D09483

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 563196

Geographic range:

  • Curruca melanocephala [melanocephala, pasiphae, leucogastra or valverdei]: S Europe, Canary and Mediterranean is., w Turkey and N Africa
  • Curruca melanocephala momus: Syria, Israel, Jordan and Sinai Peninsula; winters to ne Africa
  • Curruca melanocephala norrisae: Formerly Egypt (Faiyum region). Extinct
English:
Sardinian Warbler
Czech:
pěnice bělohrdlá
German:
Samtkopf-Grasmücke
Danish:
Sorthovedet Sanger
Spanish:
Curruca Cabecinegra
Finnish:
samettipääkerttu
French:
Fauvette mélanocéphale
Icelandic:
Hjálmsöngvari
Italian:
Occhiocotto
Japanese:
kurogashiramushikui
Japanese:
クロガシラムシクイ
Dutch:
Kleine Zwartkop
Norwegian:
Svarthodesanger
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Svarthovudsongar
Polish:
pokrzewka aksamitna
Portuguese:
Toutinegra-de-cabeça-preta
Russian:
Средиземноморская славка
Slovak:
penica sivá
Swedish:
sammetshätta
Ukrainian:
Кропив’янка середземноморська
Chinese:
黑头林莺


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Sardinian Warbler ( Curruca melanocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Sardinian Warbler ( Curruca melanocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Sardinian Warbler ( Curruca melanocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Sardinian Warbler ( Curruca melanocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Sardinian Warbler ( Curruca melanocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Fauvette mélanocéphale ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Fauvette mélanocéphale ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Sardinian Warbler ( Curruca melanocephala) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Sardinian Warbler ( Curruca melanocephala) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Sylvia melanocephala [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Sylvia melanocephala [version 2]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Sylvia melanocephala [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sylvia melanocephala [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sylvia melanocephala [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Arabic: هازجة راساء
Bulgarian: Малко черноглаво коприварче
Catalan: Busqueret capnegre, Tallarol capnegre
Catalan (Balears): Busqueret capnegre
Montenegrin: mediteranska grmuša
Czech: Penice belohrdlá, Pěnice bělohrdlá, pìnice bìlohrdlá
Welsh: Telor Sardinia
Danish: melanocephala Sorthovedet Sanger, Sorthovedet sanger
German: Samtkopfgrasmucke, Samtkopfgrasmücke, Samtkopf-Grasmücke, Samtkopf-Grasmücken
Greek: Μαυροτσιροβάκος, Τρυποβάτης
Greek (Cypriot): Τρυποβάτης
English: Black-capped Warbler, Sardinian Warbler
English (IOC): Sardinian Warbler
Spanish: Currruca Cabecinegra, Curruca Cabecinegra, Curruca carrasqueña, Curruca de Cabeza Negra
Spanish (Spain): Curruca Cabecinegra
Spanish (HBW): Curruca cabecinegra
Estonian: sametpea-põõsalind
Basque: Tallarol capnegre , Txinbo burubeltza
Finnish: Samettipääkerttu
Faroese: Høvuðsvartur ljómari
French: Fauvette mélanocéphale
Irish: Ceolaire Sairdíneach
Galician: Papuxa cabecinegra, Tallarol capnegre
Hebrew: סבכי שחור ראש, סבכי שחור־ראש, סבכי שחור-ראש
Croatian: Crnoglava Grmuša
Hungarian: Kucsmás poszáta
Icelandic: Hjálmsöngvari
Italian: Occhiocotto
Japanese: kurogashirahakkouchou, kurogashiramushikui
Japanese: クロガシラハッコウチョウ, クロガシラムシクイ
Georgian: ხმელთაშუაზღვის ასპუჭაკა
Scientific: Curruca melanocephala, Motacilla melanocephala, Sylvia melanocephala, Sylvia melanocephala melanocephala
Luxembourgish: Schwarzkappgraatsch
Lithuanian: Juodagalve sardinine devynbalse, Juodagalvė sardininė devynbalsė, Raudonakė devynbalsė
Latvian: Vidusjūras ķauķis
Macedonian: мало црноглаво грмушарче, Мало црноглаво коприварче, Црноглав грмушар
Moldavian: Silvie mediteraneană
Maltese: Bufula Sewda
Dutch: Kleine Zwartkop
Norwegian Nynorsk: Svarthovudsongar
Norwegian: Svarthodesanger
Polish: pokrzewka aksamitna, Pokrzewka czarnoglowa, Pokrzewka czarnogłowa, Pokrzewka śródziemnomorska
Portuguese: Felosa dos valados, toutinegra de cabeça preta, Toutinegra-de-cabeça-preta, toutinegra-dos-valados
Portuguese (Portugal): Toutinegra-dos-valados
Romansh: Fustgetta dal chau nair
Romanian: Silvie mediteraneană
Russian: Средиземноморская славка
Slovak: penica sivá
Slovenian: žametna penica
Albanian: Bilbilthi kokezi gushebardhe, Bilbilthi kokëzi gushëbardhë
Serbian: crnorepa grmuša, Sredozemna crnoglava grmuša, Црнорепа грмуша
Swedish: Sammetshätta
Turkish: Küçük Karabaşlı Ötleğen, Maskeli Ötleğen, Maskeli Ötleşen
Ukrainian: Кропив’янка середземноморська, Кропив'янка середземноморська , Середземноморсь-ка кропив'янка
Chinese: 黑头林莺
Chinese (Traditional): 黑頭林鶯

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