The delirious song of the Jamaican Nightingale (Northern Mockingbird)


This is a fine recording on the Cornell University Ornithology Lab’s wonderful website, which includes the largest collection of animal and bird recordings (video and audio) online.  This male Northern Mockingbird is in excellent voice in Santiago de Cuba, not very far from our fair island… However, there are strict terms of use and copyright … More The delirious song of the Jamaican Nightingale (Northern Mockingbird)

Night Song


Sleepless at three in the morning, the Petchary was eating breakfast cereal and reading a book (“The Riders” by Tim Winton – I will write a review at some point) when the song of the nightingale broke the soft silence.     The Jamaican “nightingale” is not a nightingale, but a mockingbird.  There is the … More Night Song