At night, northern mockingbirds imitate a variety of sounds, including birds and other noises. Males sing day and night in the breeding season, standing out with their long tails and white wing patches.
The nightingale's flutelike songs captivate with rich melodies. Shy and elusive, they sing from dense bushes. Males serenade with over 200 songs to attract mates. Declining in Britain due to habitat loss, but thriving in Europe and beyond.
Eastern whip-poor-wills enchant with their soulful song. They breed in Eastern US and Canada, hiding on the ground by day and feeding on insects at twilight. Their repetitive call can continue for hours.
The great potoo, a nocturnal bird from neotropical forests, emits a groaning call like an angry cat. It camouflages in trees by day and vocalizes on moonlit nights, creating an enchanting atmosphere.
European robins are known for their year-round territorial singing, often at twilight. They are common night-time songsters in Britain and can be mistaken for nightingales, but their behavior can be affected by light pollution and urban noise.
Reed and sedge warblers, including the great reed warbler, sing extensively at night during the breeding season. Their powerful songs can last for minutes and carry over long distances.
Night herons, like the black-crowned night heron, are nocturnal hunters found worldwide. Their eerie calls create an atmospheric presence in wetland habitats at night.
The Eurasian nightjar, known for its churring call, is a nocturnal insect-eating bird found in Europe, Africa, and Asia.
The secretive black rail, found in coastal marshes, is a tiny bird with a ki-ki-doo call. Rails are diverse nocturnal birds found worldwide.