Common Nightingale

Luscinia megarhynchos

16,5 cm

23-26 cm

minor concern

Tree zones,
riparian forest

insects, fruits (migration)


Found in many poems, songs and proverbs, there is nothing to suggest that this bird has such an inconspicuous plumage. What makes it really famous is its song, as it has a very varied whistle.

It deserves the nickname of the bird of a thousand songs and is one of the few diurnal birds that is able to sing throughout the night. It seems to do so in order to be heard more clearly in the silence of the night and thus attract the attention of the females of the same species that migrate during the night.