Neat Nightingales

Nightingales are a prime example of the old saying “don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” Slightly larger than the average robin, the nightingale’s plain brown plumage doesn’t make it a particularly eye catching bird. While they don’t have anything physically to make them stand out among birds, they are famous for their melodious songs. The nightingale’s song has an impressive range of notes and noises, and is most easily recognized by a whistling crescendo. They sing at night and dawn. At night they sing to attract a mate. At dawn they sing with other birds to keep their territory safe. The nightingale is a nocturnal species of flycatcher. Its name literally means “night singer”. They are native to Europe, Africa, and Asia Minor. Nightingales are truly unique bird.

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