Image from page 186 of "Nature neighbors, embracing birds, plants, animals, minerals, in natural colors by color photography, containing articles by Gerald Alan Abbott, Dr. Albert Schneider, William Kerr Higley...and other eminent naturalists. Ed. by Nath
Subjects: Natural history
Publisher: Chicago, American Audobon association
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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148 NIGHTINGALE. (Motacilla luscinia). I I.iiV-size. F0«0. CMICAOO
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ROBIN REDBREAST (Enthacus rubecula)- * & Life-size. UUMFOKO. CHICAOO FAMOUS FOREIGN BIRDS 603 however, in large numbers in Spain and Portugal, andoccurs in Austria, upper Hungary, Persia, Ai-abia, andAfrica, where it is supposed to spend its winters. The markings of the male and female are so nearly thesame as to render the sexes almost indistinguishable. They cannot endure captivity, nine-tenths of those caughtdying within a month. Occasionally a pair have hved,where they were brought up by hand, and have seemed con-tented, singing the song of sadness or of joy. The nest of the nightingale is of a rather uncommonkind, being placed on or near the ground, the outworks con-sisting of a great number of dead leaves ingeniously puttogether. It has a deep, cup-like hollow, neatly lined vrithfibrous roots, but the whole is so loosely constructed that avery slight touch disturbs its beautiful arrangement. Thereare laid from four to six eggs of a deep olive color. Towards the end of summer
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