Common Nightingale (golzii)

Luscinia megarhynchos golzii

ML98803841


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James Kennerley
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eBird Checklist S45344608
Chimgan village (southern end)
Toshkent, Uzbekistan
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Latitude and Longitude 41.5427, 70.028 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Male
Sounds
Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

Male singing 15 m away from 5 m up a Hawthorn-type bush. It wasn't in view as I was recording but stepping a couple of metres to the right and I had excellent scope views. Recording made at 0655.

Observation details

Excellent views of three singing from fairly open perches (one on a woven fence!) but sometimes from more concealed perches with more leaf cover. The remainder were heard singing but not seen. Plumage was largely as expected. Overall greyer and paler than nominate. Wing coverts with fairly narrow pale fringing, although I couldn't discern pale fringing to the uppertail coverts - perhaps this is only apparent in fresh plumage? Indistinct supercilium which was more apparent when the bird was facing me rather than in profile. I also noted the gape and inside of the mouth was pinkish rather than the golden yellow typical of ssp. megarhynchos. Song with slower tempo and less melodic than ssp. megarhynchos thus a little reminiscent of Thrush Nightingale.

Technical Information

Recorder
Olympus LS-10
Microphone
Accessories
Original file size
56,450KB

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