TITLE

Nightingale

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Nightingale, an Old World bird of the thrush family, celebrated in poetry and legend for the sweetness of its song. Nightingales are about 6 � inches (16 cm) long, and are brown above and whitish below. They feed chiefly on insects, but also eat small fruit. The female builds the cup-shaped, grass-lined nest of sticks and leaves near the ground in a thicket or hedge. She lays four or five greenish-blue eggs. The male is the singer. The song�loud, varied, melodious�may be continued for several hours. Nightingales sing both by day and at night.
ACCESSION #
37310086

 

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