Nightingale vs Mockingbird - What's the difference?

nightingale | mockingbird |


As nouns the difference between nightingale and mockingbird

is that nightingale is a european songbird, luscinia megarhynchos , of the family muscicapidae while mockingbird is a long-tailed american songbird of the mimidae family, noted for its ability to mimic calls of other birds.

nightingale

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A European songbird, Luscinia megarhynchos , of the family Muscicapidae.
  • Synonyms

    * philomel

    See also

    * thrush nightingale

    mockingbird

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A long-tailed American songbird of the Mimidae family, noted for its ability to mimic calls of other birds.
  • Usage notes

    * the family Mimidae (mimids]]) also includes thrashers, tremblers and the New World [[catbird, catbirds.