Nightingale / Ruiseñor común
Maximum size: 16 cm
They live in woodlands, such as holm-oak woods, as well as in spinneys,
reed beds, crumps, gardens, hedges in croplands, irrigated lands, bramble
patches, woods near riverbanks, groves, coppices, parks in urban areas,
pastures, meadows, orchards, vegetable gardens, wetlands, pools, ponds,
streams, forest boundaries and lagoons, always near shady, cool areas in
the thermo-bioclimatic meso-Mediterranean and supra-Mediterranean.
They feed on worms, insects, spiders and berries, such as blackberries.
They breed in April in nearly all types of wetland. In Spain they are
a summer species spread all over the Iberian Peninsula, as well as in Ceuta,
Melilla and the Balearic Islands. This species is nonexistent in the Canary