A small European thrush with drab brownish plumage, noted for the rich melodious song of the male, heard especially at night in breeding season.
- Luscinia megarhynchos, subfamily Turdinae, family Muscicapidae.
- But diet extends to a selection of birds including warblers and even swallows, wheatears and nightingales.
- In a bit of incredible but completely appropriate timing, the Fisherman sings ‘Oh, God above, how beautiful it is’ as the nightingale's song is heard.
- Reich had the bird breeder's equivalent of a green thumb, and was known among bird hobbyists for training canaries to sing the song of the nightingale.
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