The Wet Woodland Bird Survey
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
|Appearance||A very vocal warbler. The male has a grey back, is greyish-white below and
has a sooty black cap. The female and juvenile are similar, but have a brown cap.
Size: 13-15cm tall
|Voice||The call is a sharp, strong tac-tac-tac, repeated. The song is a strong varied warble.|
|Habitat||Gardens, heaths, woods and hedges.|
|Food||Insects and berries.|
eggs in a cup-like nest low in a bush or a tree. Incubation takes 12-13 days
and fledging takes 10-14 days.
2 broods per year; May-June.
|Location in Wet Woodland||It was heard singing in the stony area and the clearing. These areas are the two most open areas and have good singing perches. The call was also heard.|