This section is from the book "The Home Cyclopedia Of General Information", by Charles Morris. Also available from Amazon: Home Cyclopedia of Necessary Knowledge.
[AS. nihtegale.] A small European bird, rather larger than thehedge-sparrow, of a rich russet-brown color, and noted for its vocal powers. It sings in the evening, and the sweetness of its song is celebrated by the poets.
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