rufous tail; otherwise quite drab brown overall (Spain; 2006-06-10)

Common Nightingale
Luscinia megarhynchos

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: a skulking bird, seldom seen well as it quickly dives for cover and remains hidden in thick brush; renowned for its beautiful song, which is outstandingly rich with respect to volume and range of notes; sings at night as well as during the day; its song has made this a favorite bird of poets across the centuries; no sexual dimorphism in plumage.