Talk:Common nightingale

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The beauty of its song[edit]

This article doesn't emphasise what is so special about the nightingale - the beauty of its song, and the reason why it has been so celebrated in literature etc. From the 'Behaviour and ecology' section you'd think it was just another song bird. The British Library describes its song as 'sublime' and 'beautiful': [1] - compared to other UK song birds, it is in a league of its own, sounding almost exotic among our workaday song thrushes and blackbirds and warblers. I think this should be made clearer in the article itself. (talk) 08:37, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

The "Description" section includes "The song of the Nightingale[2] has been described as one of the most beautiful sounds in nature, inspiring songs, fairy tales, opera, books, and a great deal of poetry.[3]" I think with that and the section about music and poetry, it's about right for an encyclopedia (although we ought to find a source for the rose-and-nightingale combination in Persian or Middle Eastern folklore). What needs work is Eurasian Skylark. —JerryFriedman (Talk) 20:49, 29 May 2013 (UTC)