Definition of thrush nightingale in English:

thrush nightingale

Line breaks: thrush night|in¦gale

noun

  • A songbird that is closely related to the nightingale and which replaces it in eastern Europe, the Baltic, and western Asia. Also called sprosser.
    • Luscinia luscinia, family Turdidae
    More example sentences
    • My first attempt at trying to see a thrush nightingale by the Narew River was marred by my inability to use my binoculars properly.
    • We trained a thrush nightingale to fly steadily in the wind tunnel, near a reference point to allow visualisation of its wake vortices.
    • Plenty of late migrants are passing through this week, with numerous marsh warblers, spotted flycatchers etc. being seen in Abu Dhabi, as well as a thrush nightingale.

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