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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Common nightingale

The common nightingale or simply nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos), also known as rufous nightingale, is a small passerine bird best known for its powerful and beautiful song. It was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcherMuscicapidae. It belongs to a group of more terrestrial species, often called chats.

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