Tag: Thrush Nightingale

Magnetic cues and time of season affect fueldeposition in migratory thrush nightingales(Luscinia luscinia)

Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) Science Article 2 abstract Bird migration requires high energy expenditure, and long-distance migrants accumulate fat for use asfuel during stopovers throughout their journey. Recent studies have shown that long-distance migratorybirds, besides accumulating fat for use as fuel, also show adaptive phenotypic flexibility in several organsduring migration. The migratory routes of many […]

Wingbeat frequency and the body drag anomaly: wind-tunnel observations on a thrush nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) and a teal (Anas crecca)

Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) Science Article 1 abstract A teal (Anas crecca) and a thrush nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) were trained to fly in the Lund wind tunnel for periods of up to 3 and 16 h respectively. Both birds flew in steady flapping flight, with such regularity that their wingbeat frequencies could be determined by […]

Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia)

Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) [order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Muscicapidae | [latin] Luscinia luscinia | [UK] Thrush Nightingale | [FR] Rossignol progne | [DE] Sprosser | [ES] Ruisenor Ruso | [NL] Noordse Nachtegaal Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics An adult nightingale measures 16-18 centimeters, weighs 21-29 grams, and has a wingspan of 24-26 centimeters. It is […]