Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaBirds › Blackcap

Sylvia atricapilla, Blackcap, Munk. 14cm.

Blackcap
A more seldom summer visitor.

Arboreal in nature, they are mostly found in deciduous and mixed forests where there is significant undergrowth. They build a cuplike nest of grasses in bushes.

They feed off insects and larvae but also consume most berries when available. The female has a brown, not black, cap.

Their song is considered to one of the most beautiful of all birdsong.