Small and slender bird (about 13 cm or 5 in), with plumage of greyish tones in general and a distinctive black cap. In the females the plumage tones are more brown and the cap is brown. It lacks red eye-ring.
The Eurasian Blackcap is a woodland species present in humid forests with plenty of understory, especially in holm and Portuguese oak woods. It also appears in pine woods, gardens and parks with shrubs.
Bird resident all year round in Malaga. It starts breeding in April and makes two annual layings of 4 to 6 eggs. This blackcap feeds on small invertebrates and in autumn and winter of berries and a great variety of fruits (blackberries, mastic, figs...).
Common and frequent bird in all the Great Path.
All warblers are forest birds, closely linked to bushes and shrubland. They belong to the genus Sylvia, Latin name that refers to the Roman goddess of the forests. In Latin it literally means "native of the forests".
- Altos de Hondonero
- Arroyo de la Ventilla
- Camino de la Fuenfría
- Costa del Sol Occidental
- El Alcázar - La Maroma
- El Cerro de Santi Petri
- El Torcal
- Fuente de los 100 Caños
- Fuente del Acebuche
- Genal and Guadiaro rivers junction
- Genil River banks
- Hoz de Marín
- Lagunas de Campillos
- Llanos de Líbar
- Monte de San Antón (Málaga)
- Montes de Malaga Natural Park
- Mouth of the Guadalhorce Nature Reserve
- Quejigales - Puerto de Los Pilones
- Refugio de Juanar
- Río del Burgo
- Río Guadalmina
- Río Jorox
- Sierra de Mollina y Laguna de la Ratosa
- Sierra del Padrastro
- Tajos del Fraile, Doña Ana y Gómer
- The Mouth of Rio Velez
- Valley of Genal River
- Valley of the Guadalhorce River