The thrush nightingale (Luscinia luscinia), also known as the sprosser, is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae. It, and similar small European species, are often called chats.

It is a migratory insectivorous species breeding in forests in Europe and Asia and overwintering in Africa. The distribution is more northerly than the very closely related common nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos, which it closely resembles in appearance. It nests near the ground in dense undergrowth.

The thrush nightingale is similar in size to the European robin. It is plain greyish-brown above and white and greyish-brown below. Its greyer tones, giving a cloudy appearance to the underside, and lack of the common nightingale's obvious rufous tail side patches are the clearest plumage differences from that species. Sexes are similar. It has a similar but more powerful song than that of the nightingale.
Thrush Nightingale
Date Location Count
2020-03-25 08:00Wadi Raba נחל רבה2
2020-04-01 16:23Merkez Parki1
2020-03-31 06:49HaGuy Garden גן הגיא1
2020-04-04 06:15Jerusalem Bird Observatory התחנה לחקר ציפורי ירושלים1
2020-03-29 08:01Nairobi NP
2020-03-26 08:00Magongo Hills2