The Nightingale

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Information about Nightingale

  • Name: Nightingale
  • Scientific name: Luscinia Magarhynchos
  • Habitat: Open forests and bushes
  • Diet: Omnivora
  • Food: Fruits, seeds, insects, etc.
  • Size: 14cm – 16.5 cm (5.5 – 6.5 in)
  • Wing width: 20 – 22 cm (7.9 – 9 in)
  • Weight: 15g – 22g (0.5oz – 0.7oz)
  • Speed: 29km / h (18mph)
  • Life: 1 – 3 years
  • Breeding: 3 eggs
  • Live: Solitary
  • Colors: Brown, cream
  • Predators: cats, mice, dinners
  • Special features: small bird

The nightingale is a forgotten bird nowadays, but prized over time for its melodious voice. It has a modest colored plume, this little bird has always been regarded as the symbolic bird of romance.

For her beautiful voice, spontaneous and creative trills, the viewer has always been an inspiration to many poets and musicians.

Today, the bird that was once held in golden cages by kings and emperors, has come to see its existence threatened by human cruelty and greed.

Nightingale’s Food

The food consists mainly of adult insects and larvae, spiders, snails, other small invertebrates, fruits and sometimes seeds. It feeds both from the ground and from the leaf layer.

Nightingale’s Reproduction

Sexual maturity is reached at the age of one year. Nesting season starting in mid-May.

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