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Most of the Nightingale captured in the Newbury area arrive late April early June and leave late July -
Records: 140+ birds have been ringed by Newbury Ringing Group; 1967 to 2013
1 birds ringed by us have been recovered elsewhere.
2 ringed elsewhere has been recaptured by us but unfortunately confusion over the ring number of one of these means that we have no details of it original ringing site except it is in the UK.
16+ have been recaptured at the same sites in subsequent years.
recovered: Apr 1981 Le Landes, Aquitaine, France
820 km 1 year 311 days
Longevity: first ringed as an adult male 15-
5 years 78 days
The Nightingale is slightly larger than the Robin and is plain brown above except for a reddish tail and buff white below. Sexes are similar. It is known for its loud liquid song which it sings from a concealed perch deep within the scrubby habitat it favours. It is migratory being one of the last summer visitors to arrive and also an early returnee to scrub and woodland from Senegal to Kenya. Many birds return to the same area every year.