Nightingales are slightly larger than robins, with a robust, broad-tailed, rather plain brown appearance. They are skulking and extremely local in their distribution in the UK, while in much of southern Europe they are common and more easily seen.
The famous song is indeed of high quality, with a fast succession of high, low and rich notes that few other species can match.
What they eat:
- UK breeding:
- 6,700 males