Nightingale/Sprosser song

To: Peter Madvig <>, Nikolas Haass <>, John Leonard <>
Subject: Nightingale/Sprosser song
From: Vader Willem Jan Marinus <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:56:21 +0000
Yes, in Norway we talk about the Nattergal (L. luscinia)  and the 
Sør-(=south)nattergal L. megarhynchus), while in Holland it is the other way 
round: L. megarhynchus is the Nachtegaal, and  L. luscinia the Noordse 
(=Nordic) Nachtegaal, In both countries the name 'nightingale' is therefore 
used for the local mastersinger, while the other species gets a geographic 
extra monniker. In reality the name Nordic Nightingale is not exceedingly 
happily chosen, as L. luscinia has much more an eastern distribution than a 
northern; although it occurs in Southernmost Norway and in the southern half of 
Sweden and Finland, the bird is completely unknown in Northern Norway, where we 
have the Bluethroat (L. svecica) as our local mastersinger.

    Wim Vader, Tromsø, Norway

 namens Peter Madvig 

Verzonden: dinsdag 17 januari 2012 13:35
Aan: Nikolas Haass; John Leonard
Onderwerp: Re: [Birding-Aus] Nightingale/Sprosser song

And Nikolas, the same applies to Danish, not surprisingly.
Peter Madvig
PS. I was being deafened by a few Thrush-Nightingales last May, very close
but totally out of sight!!

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