This is a video of a European robin.
‘Blackbird singing in the dead of night‘ is a song line by the Beatles.
The bird which I hear singing in the middle of the night, however, is a smaller relative of the blackbird: the European robin.
There are more unusual things about a robin’s singing.
Unlike other birds, it sings in winter.
Both males and females sing.
Listen and see video here.
Beatles Blackbird song, inspired by the United States civil rights movement: here. And here.
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City birds sing their own tune:
Members of a bird species that have adapted to city
life sing a shorter, sharper, faster song than their
forest kin, a study has found.
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