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Mainly a scarce migrant species nowadays.

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Common Name Nightingale
Scientific Name Luscinia megarhymchos
Species Group Birds Thrushes and Chats
Status Scarce
Interest Level
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
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The beautiful song that it delivers as the sunlight 

Identification Notes
  • Sadly now almost gone from Dorset as a breeding species but a small number are sometimes seen on migration
  • Rarely seen in the breeding season as they live deep in dense thickets
  • Best known, of course, for its lovely song sung at dusk and during the night
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