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Geotag Icon Birdsong (nightingale)

audio, wildlife posted by on May 8th, 2009

Again, recorded in the botanical gardens near Rabat, Morocco as we sat out the heat of the day and made our first wildlife recordings. We didn’t get a positive identification on the bird – anyone know? (Update: we have it on good authority that this is a nightingale – see comments.)

Recorded on: 13:20 local time, 4th May 2009
Location: Botanical gardens, near Rabat, Morocco (view on map)
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  1. me and pete really love the sounds, they are great! xxx

  2. just loved listening to the bird – how clever are you! I have a friend whose husband is a keen ornithologist so I will send sound to him and ask if he knows!! Keep cycling. lol

  3. Thanks both. We are still getting to grips with the kit so hopefully there’s better to come! Jocelyn, that would be brilliant, thanks! xx

  4. I’m sure you’ve recorded a nightingale here although I couldn’t say whether it was a Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) or the Common Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos). Both have really similar songs. It’s a really lovely recording!

  5. There should only be one common in the above!! Hope you continue to have fun!

  6. Wonderful stuff – seeing as it’s you, I’ll take your word for it :) Thanks Cheryl!

  7. It is a Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) for sure! You can believe me, I am a bird guide and nature sound recordist.

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