We would rank the common nightingale song as the world’s most pleasant and melodic bird song. The common nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) song is described in numerous books & operas, poems, and movies. This songbird is mostly found in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Mediterranean. The bird sings during the breeding season, and it means “night songstress”.
The small passerine common nightingale song consists of beautiful notes, different sequences, trills, and whistles. If you want to listen to common nightingale songs, then you have to go out at dawn and during the night, as their sound travel for long-distance in clear form. Both male and female species look like.
Common nightingale known as “rufous nightingale” is plain brown plumage, whitish throats, and reddish-brown plumage. The male bird sings for a long time to magnetize the female bird. The song consists of more than 250 variations. The bird is 15 to 15cm in length and migratory insectivorous species. So, the common nightingale reckons the number one songbird in the world.
Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) is found in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Australia, and Southeast Asia. It belongs to the Cuckoo family; hence it is extremely vocal with a wide range of sounds. Normally, Asian Koel sings in the breeding season from March to August. The male Koel has a magnetic call “ko-oooo’ and repeats it many times, however female Koel has rhythmic “kik-kik-kik-kik” call.
Male Koel habitat ally sings to attract the female bird. Being a brood parasite bird, it lays eggs in different bird nests. Indian poet widely used the Koel symbol. The Asian koel is a large, long-tailed, cuckoo measuring 39–46 cm and weighing 190–327g. The bird is omnivorous, consuming a variety of insects, caterpillars, eggs, and small vertebrates. An adult Koel feeds mainly on fruit sometimes defend fruiting trees that they forage in and chase away other frugivores.
The rose-breasted grosbeak is a large, seed-eating grosbeak in the cardinal family. It is largely a foliage gleaner and breeds in cool-temperate of North America and migrates to tropical America in winter. It is a very good-looking songbird that has a bright black and white plumage with a dark red triangle marking on a white breast. Both males and females sing in a melodious voice, consisting of many notes in different pitches.
The male Rose-breasted Grosbeak sings on the top branches of the tree whereas the female sings during incubation and nest-building. These eye-catching birds are bred in the woodlands and forests of Northeastern United States. During the cooler temperature, they search for food in the flock that contains a great number of birds. Forest destruction is the main reason, for a decline in bird populations. Blue-grosbeak is another species, that sings 2 to 3 seconds flute songs.
The 23 to 28cm long American Robin has beautiful songs with striking plumage. This bird has a complex and continuous song consisting of the heartiest whistles. American Robin repeats many phrases three to four times in a sequence in different pitches. The magical songs vary regionally, and their style varies by different times of the day.
This is a migratory songbird and its songs become more clear and pleasing at dawn. American Robin has a number of calls used for communicating specific information make alarm calls when they get threatened by possible predators. The American Robin likes to eat invertebrates (such as beetle grubs, insects, earthworms, and caterpillars), fruits, and berries.
The American robin is one of those birds who first sing as dawn raises or hours before, and last as evening sets in. They tend to like to sing on the high perch of the tree. So, the American Robin list on four for the melodious Songbirds in the World.
Song thrush (Turdus philomelos) is an attractive songbird that is mainly found in Asia, Europe, and Africa. The song thrushes are known for their beautiful song that features a wide range of musical notes. They also named after their sweet song repeat some phrases three or four times while singing. Song thrushes usually sang loud rattle and the powerful from the top perch of trees in pairs.
Moreover, the song thrushes have a length between 8-9.5 inches and weigh up to 110 grams. They mainly inhabit woodlands, suburban gardens, and parks. Song thrushes also travel for long-distance in-between seasons. The Song Thrush average life is three to four years. The melodious song thrush is marked in red list as a bird of serious conservation concern.
Channel-billed cuckoo is the species of cuckoo in the family Cichlidae with a wingspan of one meter. It is the largest Channel-billed cuckoo and a brood parasite species in the world. They breed in subtropical regions of South Africa, and are mostly found in Eastern Australia, Indonesia, and New Guinea. During this period they make different arrival calls. Therefore, these calls can be heard from half a kilometer away. If they are three to four cuckoos, then every bird makes loud calls in variable tones.
The channel-billed cuckoo lays eggs in the nests of other birds particularly in the nest of an Australian magpie. Fruits are a major source of their diet but they also prey on insects. In the spring season, the bird migrates to Eastern Australia and breeds in subtropical regions. During the breeding season, they sing in a beautiful voice to attract mates.
Hence, a lot of birds are present in the same area; each one uses a slightly different tone to help mates identify them. This makes them one of the best singing birds in the world. Females cuckoos do not build nests but lay their eggs in the nests of other birds. A cuckoo chick takes three to four weeks to get in full feathered shape and leave the host’s nest. In the next winter season, Channel-billed cuckoos will return to New Guinea and Indonesia.
The popular canary songbirds are named after their native range, the Canary Islands of Spain. Since the 17th century, canary birds have been kept as pet birds. Their call is so sweet and has the ability to songs in different verities. Normally male bird song is better than females. Their songs have an inimitable pattern and style. Therefore, the canary birds are masters in imitating the sounds they hear from the surroundings repeatedly.
If they are properly trained, then the owners also let them learn a variety of songs and sounds. The roller canary and American singer breeds are the most outstanding singers of the Canary family. They show majestic ability to learn instrument tones, musical notes, and sounds of other birds. Usually, Canary birds sing in all seasons except summer, and they shed the feathers, and breeds stop singing at that time.
The Northern Cardinal Songbird (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a beautiful North American bird in the genus Cardinalis. It can be found in the eastern United States from Maine to Texas, south through Mexico, and southern Canada. Northern Cardinal has the ability to sing different songs. The cardinal diet mainly consumes a variety of seeds, insects, grains, beetles, cicadas, dragonflies, leafhoppers, ants, aphids, crickets, termites, grasshoppers, caterpillars, moths, cutworms, spiders, snails, and slugs are common prey items.
The adult cardinals have longevity in the wild of about 13 to 14 years. Both males and females sing in a melodious way. The song is a loud string of clear down-slurred or two-parted whistles, frequently speeding up and ending in a slow trill naturally lasting 2 to 3 seconds. Moreover, syllables can sound like the bird is singing cheer, cheer, cheer or birdie, birdie, birdie.
In early Colonial times, the Eastern Bluebird is known n to have been much admired and was often called the” blue robin” since it reminded the colonists of their beloved European Robin. The bluebird gradually became a symbol of love, hope, and happiness.
Through the years the bluebird has been mentioned more frequently than any other bird in American poetry and in the lyrics of popular songs. Eastern bluebird is often seen in small groups and habitually perches on wires or fence posts. Nests in cavities and listen for its soft, chortling calls.
The Black Bird
The jaunty songster blackbirdis one of the most familiar and best-loved garden birds. It is often regarded as uninteresting because of its very acquaintance. Male bird sings to begin to define their territories for the coming breeding season. This is not only accomplished through the exceptionally melodious medium of their song-used by the birds to announce their presence and continuing occupation of their territories-but also by physical displays.
These beautiful displays are particularly visible on a lawn, where two males may posture at each other for periods of ten or twenty minutes at a time. Often they never come to within a meter of each other but, just occasionally, physical warfare breaks out.
Later in the season, when the adjacent males are both paired, such posturing (and even fights) may have extra protagonists-three or even four territories may meet on a lawn and the females may join in. Therefore, the blackbird is Number 10 on the list of best Songbirds in the World.