• The Siberian Rubythroat

    8 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    The Siberian Rubythroat passes through Shanghai on its autumn migration, mainly in October and November. Its Latin name, Calliope calliope , is derived from Calliope, the chief of the Greek muses. Apparently, she was both the wisest and the most assertive of the muses. She also must have had something of a mean streak - after defeating the daughters of the king of Thessaly in a singing contest, she punished them by turning them into magpies.
    eBird seems to be a fan of the species, calling it a perky, long-legged songbird” with a “variable melodic song consistof beautiful warbling and...
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