Tag: Luscinia megarhynchos

Seasonal variation in dawn song characteristicsin the common nightingale

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) Science Article 5 abstract Many male temperate zone passerines show a marked peak of singing activity before sunrise. The two mainfunctions of this so-called dawn chorus are mate attraction and territory defence. We examined how seasonalpatterns of different dawn song characteristics were related to mating status and to the breeding cycleof […]

Causes and consequences of song amplitude adjustmentin a territorial bird: a case study in nightingales

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) Science Article 4 abstract Vocal amplitude, one of the crucial factors for the exchange of acoustic signals, has been neglected instudies of animal communication, but recent studies on song variation in Common Nightingales Lusciniamegarhynchos have revealed new insights into its importance in the singing behavior of territorial birds. Innightingales song amplitude […]

The study of bird migration across the WesternSahara; a contribution with sound luring

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) Science Article 3 abstract During spring and autumn migration 2003, the Swiss Ornithological Institute set up a concerted project in Mauritania to study bird migration across the Sahara. I participated with a side project using artificial induction of landfall with sound luring in an attempt to overcome the potential problem of […]

Partial moult involving all the greater coverts in first-year Nightingales, Luscinia megarhynchos megarhynchos, in Italy

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) Science Article 1 abstract The European populations of the Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos megarhynchos perform a moult strategy which involves a complete post-breeding moult in adults and a partial post-juvenile moult in first-years; both moults take place on the breeding grounds prior to autumn migration (Cramp 1988, Svensson 1992, Jenni & Winkler […]

Rules of song development and their use in vocal interactions by birds with large repertoires

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) Science Article 2 abstract Songbirds are well known for settling their disputes by vocal signals, and their singing plays a dominant role.Most studies on this issue have concentrated on bird species that develop and use small vocal repertoires. In this article we will go farther and focus on examples of how […]

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Muscicapidae | [latin] Luscinia megarhynchos | [UK] Common Nightingale | [FR] Rossignol philomele | [DE] Nachtigall | [ES] Ruisenor | [NL] Nachtegaal Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Tarsiger megarhynchos Luscinia megarhynchos EU c, w AF Luscinia megarhynchos africana Luscinia megarhynchos hafizi Luscinia megarhynchos megarhynchos […]