Luscinia


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Luscinia

 

a genus of birds of the family Turdidae of the order Passeriformes. The best-known representative is the thrush nightingale (Luscinia luscinia), a brownish bird 17 cm in length with a rust-colored tail. The thrush nightingale is found in Europe and western Asia east to the Enisei River and south to the Northern Caucasus. It is migratory, wintering in Africa. The preferred habitat is moist thickets and river valleys. The nest is placed on the ground or very low in bushes. A clutch contains four to six greenish or bluish speckled eggs, which are incubated by the female for 13 days. The diet consists of spiders, insects, worms, and berries. The song is rich and varied.

The nightingale (L. megarhynchos) is more southern and western in distribution than the thrush nightingale, occurring from Spain to the Western Pamirs. Other species include the Siberian blue robin (L. cyane), Swinhoe’s red-tailed robin (L. sibilans), Siberian rubythroat (L. calliope), Himalayan rubythroat (L. pectoralis), and bluethroat (L. svecica).

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The modern editor may emend the word lascinia in the Harley manuscript to lasciuia or luscinia, I believe, with equal textual legitimacy.
Several species listed in the Habitats Directive live in these habitats, such as Luscinia svecica, Alcedo atthis, Botaurus stellaris, Lxobrychus minutus, Porzana porzana, Lanius collurio, Lullula arborea, and Pelobates fuscus.
0 coelebs chaffinch Hippolais Icterine - - - icterina warbler Lanius Red-backed - - - collurio shrike Luscinia Thrush 2 5 2.
ticks infested Ground foraging Erithacus rubecula 3,939 446 185 (5) Luscina luscinia 32 9 4 (13) Luscina svecica 85 8 5 (6) Turdus philomelus 261 141 24 (9) Turdus iliacus 51 22 9 (18) Turdus merula 193 170 44 (23) Turdus pilaris 23 6 3 (13) Sturnus vulgaris 30 18 9 (30) Prunella modularis 64 9 4 (6) Anthus trivialis 61 29 11 (18) Aluada arvensis 1 6 1 (100) Fringilla coelebs 122 9 2 (2) Carduelis flammea 441 1 1 (0.
borealis - - - - - Luscinia svecica + - - - B Oenanthe oenanthe B B +(B) - B Saxicola torquata - - - - + Catharus minimus - - - - - Turdus naumanni - - +(-) - B Prunella - - - - B