Nature lovers, bird lovers, and bird watchers across the country annually recognize National Bird Day on January 5th. On this special day, public awareness and education about the physical and behavioral needs of birds are strengthened in order to improve and promote the welfare of birds kept in captivity. The beauty, songs, and flight of birds have long been sources of human inspiration—especially in films, such as The Nightingale (2013) that was distributed by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation. The Nightingale (2013) follows the journey of an elderly man and his granddaughter who walk together through China with a cage containing a Nightingale—a small passerine bird best known for its powerful and beautiful song. To commemorate National Bird Day, here are some fun facts about the Top 3 Best Singing Birds in the World.
At number 3 is the Asian Koel—a member of the Cuckoo family. Asian koels are very vocal with a wide range of calls. They normally sing during the breeding season, from March to August. The male Asian koel has a typical call “ko-ooo” that they repeat in definite intervals. On the other hand, the female bird has a rhythmic “kik-kik-kik” call.
At number 2 is the Canary. The popular canary songbird is named after their native origins, the Canary Islands of Spain. Their songs have a unique pattern and style. Canary birds are masters in imitating the sounds they hear from the surroundings repeatedly as they possess the unique ability to learn instrument tones, musical notes, and sounds of other birds.
Finally, at number 1 is, of course, the Nightingale. The common nightingale song is considered to be the most pleasant melodic bird song. Their beautiful song is described in many poems, books, and operas and features rich notes, different sequences, trills, and whistles. To hear the beautiful song of the Nightingale, be sure to check out the movie The Nightingale that is available both on VOD and DVD. As a result, you could become more knowledgeable regarding bird captivity—contributing to the main goal of National Birds Day!