N is for Nightingale #atozchallenge

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A to Z April 2017  Challenge – Animals Birds & Insects Pantoum Poetry

Photo Credit – Male Nightingale

17 April 2017  – N is for Nightingale

The Nightingale is a small species of bird which means “night songstress”.
It is a small passerine bird best known for its powerful and beautiful song
It is plain brown above except for the reddish tail. It has a buff of white below
Sexes are similar, they nests on or near the ground in dense vegetation.

It is a small passerine bird best known for its powerful and beautiful song
Early writers assumed the female sang when it was in fact, the male.
Sexes are similar, they nests on or near the ground in dense vegetation.
The female nightingale builds a cup-shaped nest in dense thicket

Early writers assumed the female sang when it was in fact, the male.
It is thought that single unpaired males sing during the night to attract a mate
The female nightingale builds a cup-shaped nest in dense thicket
They are omnivorous birds and feed on a mixture of fruit, seeds, insects and nuts

It is thought that single unpaired males sing during the night to attract a mate
Nightingales have many predators, hunted also by large birds of prey
They are omnivorous birds and feed on a mixture of fruit, seeds, insects and nuts
The female nightingale lays between two and five eggs per clutch

Nightingales have many predators, hunted also by large birds of prey
Average lifespan of a nightingale is around two years, in captivity, it is longer
The female nightingale lays between two and five eggs per clutch
The chicks hatch after an incubation period of just a couple of weeks

Average lifespan of a nightingale is around two years, in captivity, it is longer
It is plain brown above except for the reddish tail. It has a buff of white below.
The chicks hatch after an incubation period of just a couple of weeks
The Nightingale is a small species of bird which means “night songstress”.

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2 thoughts on “N is for Nightingale #atozchallenge

  1. I am apparently the only one to write a message to you about the nightingale. I love birds, you may know my name is Robin, so this is part of my namesake and “responsibility!” Thanks for the pretty picture and interesting background and informative post about this beautiful bird! Hugs, Robin xo

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