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
2020-06-13 07:30Fair Isle1
2020-06-24 04:21Tryggelev Nor1
2020-06-10 16:30Linnesstranda NR1
2020-06-13 11:03Eskebjerg Vesterlyng1
2020-06-24 08:00Getterön--Naturum2
2020-06-11 10:15Hejresøen1
2020-06-17 08:30Hasslarps Dammar1
2020-07-05 15:30Spillepengs utsiktsplats1
2020-06-20 10:17Hardeberga stenbrott2
2020-06-24 11:21Sandby mosse2
2020-07-02 11:26Näsbyholmsjön1
2020-07-01 17:39Sjötorps ängar1
2020-06-12 08:27Krankesjön--Almentornet1
2020-06-17 06:17Krankesjön--Silvåkratornet1
2020-07-07 08:45Brodowin--Wesensee1
2020-06-21 17:10Ängstorpsdammen1
2020-07-05 05:14Klingavälsåns utlopp3
2020-06-19 12:34Randowbruch1
2020-06-20 15:02Unteres Odertal (Nationalpark)--Stützkow1
2020-06-19 18:38Unteres Odertal (Nationalpark)--Teerofenbrücke1
2020-06-10 06:24Glivarps mosse2
2020-06-10 12:55Gislövs Stjärna3
2020-07-09 10:45Oset1
2020-07-09 04:00Kvismaren NR1
2020-06-11 12:25Schäferiängarna1
2020-06-12 07:58Sundbyholm1
2020-06-15 22:01Kafjärdsslätten3
2020-06-13 13:53Tullgarnområdet -- Västerviken1
2020-06-26 10:10Hoburgen1
2020-06-11 06:49Hågadalen-Nåsten NR--Hågaån Flogsta3
2020-06-20 06:57Upper fyris, Uppsala1
2020-07-03 12:58Nedre Föret1
2020-06-21 06:21Årike Fyris4
2020-06-20 23:00Säby Gård, Norra Järvafältet1
2020-07-09 08:01Salsta slott2
2020-06-24 22:50Funbosjön1
2020-06-28 21:45Fysingen--Fågeltornet1
2020-06-19 13:07Balingsta Bottnen1
2020-06-21 23:00Älvgärde1
2020-06-12 00:00Ovansjön4
2020-06-15 19:54Warszawa--Moczydło Park2
2020-06-16 07:39Wisła--Praski brzeg3
2020-06-11 20:28Jezioro Lisowskie1
2020-06-18 09:03Zakole Wawerskie1
2020-06-28 06:10Stankiškiai (Kniaupo Bay) Observation Tower (Stankiškių (Kniaupo įlankos apžvalgos) bokštelis
2020-06-13 06:00Rusne Island
2020-06-25 23:24Biebrza National Park (IBA PL044)
2020-06-28 12:10Knyszyn-Zamek1
2020-06-11 00:05Merikarvia--Köörtilä kalasatama2
2020-07-08 08:07Turku--Ruissalo botanical garden1
2020-06-17 15:08Kaarina--Rauvolanlahti2
2020-06-17 23:41Paimio--Puhdistamo2
2020-06-21 00:00Lempäälä--Ahtialanjärvi1
2020-06-19 04:40Kirkkonummi--Mäkiluoto2
2020-06-20 10:26Espoo--Espoonlahti Fiskarsinmäki3
2020-06-22 16:48Espoo--Kirkkojärvi
2020-06-12 07:44Espoo--Matalajärvi
2020-07-04 14:32Espoo--Suomenoja1
2020-06-13 07:35Espoo--Laajalahti, Maarin lintutorni1
2020-06-22 16:09Espoo--Laajalahti1
2020-06-12 23:15Espoo--Iso Huopalahti2
2020-07-04 11:02Helsinki--Lauttasaari1
2020-06-28 11:33Helsinki--Vanhankaupunginlahti Pornaistenniemi lintutorni1
2020-06-28 09:32Helsinki--Vanhankaupunginlahti2
2020-06-14 10:30Деражня--став Вовчанського заказника (Derazhnya--Vovchans'kyi Reserve pond)1
2020-06-27 05:30Мальованка РЛП (Mal'ovanka Regional Landscape Park)1
2020-07-09 08:20Летичів--р. Вовк (Letychiv--Vovk River)1
2020-06-21 19:46Zvejsala ponds1
2020-06-14 16:09д. Прилуки (Pryluki village)1
2020-06-29 06:40Долина р. Будичина--р. Руда (Budychyna River valley--Ruda River)1
2020-06-16 15:35Козыревское кладбище (Kozyraŭskija mogilki)3
2020-06-20 18:58Серебряный лог (Srebrany Loh)1
2020-06-14 11:32Цнянское вдхр. (Cnianskaje Reservoir)2
2020-06-27 18:31Ботанический сад (Botanical Gardens)1
2020-06-23 09:49Музей валунов (Boulders Museum)2
2020-06-23 08:30Hersek Lagünü
2020-06-13 07:12Святошинські стави (Sviatoshyn ponds)1
2020-07-01 13:05Осокорки--парк біля панорамі (Osokorky--park near panorama)1
2020-06-22 16:00Алмазное озеро (Diamond lake)2
2020-06-28 08:56Лиман близ деревни Лазарицкая Лука (Firth near Lazaritskaya Luka Village)2
2020-07-06 09:00Carmel Hai Bar Reserve שמורת חי בר כרמל1
2020-06-14 10:28Jerusalem Bird Observatory התחנה לחקר ציפורי ירושלים1
2020-06-17 07:00Терелесовский карьер (Terelesovskiy quarry)2
2020-06-14 16:01Лісопарк (Lisopark)1
2020-06-13 12:00Тищенки--ліс на схід (Tyshchenky--forest E)2
2020-06-22 10:20Карачарово (Karacharovo General Area)1
2020-06-13 05:39Поле к ЮЗ от с/т Октябрь (Meadow SW from S/T Oktyabr)2
2020-06-21 11:29Поля фильтрации рядом с Дмитрово-Черкассы (Filtering fields near Dmitrovo-Cherkassy)2
2020-06-17 11:43Лотошинский Рыбхоз (Lotoshino Fish Farm)1
2020-06-14 12:00Бурцевские пруды (Burtsevkiy ponds)2
2020-06-24 19:30Парк Крылатские холмы (Krylatskiye Kholmy Park)1
2020-06-24 20:40Мневниковская пойма--Окрестности Терехово (Mnevnikovo Floodplain--Terekhovo village environs)1
2020-06-18 07:00Сквер Перед Главным Зданием МГУ (Park Near MSU Main Building)1
2020-06-29 11:45Нескучный Сад (Neskuchnyi Sad)1
2020-06-15 13:18Главный Ботанический Сад (Moscow Main Botanical Garden)1
2020-06-14 13:57Коломенское--Окрестности Дьяковского оврага (Kolomenskoye--Near Dyakovskiy ravine)1
2020-06-26 12:27Парк Царицыно--Южная Часть У Орехово (Tsaritsyno Park--South Part Near Orekhovo)1
2020-06-21 18:07Нижний Царицынский Пруд (Nizhniy Tzaritzinskiy Prud)3
2020-06-16 07:00Борисово-Река Городня (Borisovo--Gorodnya river)
2020-06-20 06:10Парк Кузьминки (Kuzminki Park)1
2020-06-24 07:20Измайловский Парк (Izmailovsky Park)1
2020-06-16 10:30Лосиный остров -- Яуза (Losiny Ostorv -- Yauza river)1
2020-06-19 18:00Терлецкий Лесопарк (Terletskiy Lesopark)1
2020-07-05 09:00Воронок (Voronok)1
2020-06-17 09:10Поле ЮВ Гаврилково (Field SE from Gavrilkovo)1
2020-06-24 10:30Рыбхоз Бисерово (Biserovo Fish Farm)1
2020-06-21 08:51Виноградовская Пойма (Vinogradovo Floodplains)1
2020-06-14 09:00Ростов-на-Дону--Кирпичный (Rostov-on-Don--Kirpichniy)1
2020-06-19 06:46Ижевск--Ижевский Пруд у Проезда Дерябина (Izhevsk--Izhevskiy Prud Near Proezd Deryabina)1
2020-06-14 10:52Ижевск--Ярушкинский парк (Izhevsk--Jarushkinskiy Park)2
2020-06-17 19:36Парк у Городского Пруда (Park near City Pond)