Atlas of nesting birds in Bulgaria

Thrush Nightingale

(Luscinia luscinia)

Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) – Least Concern

Population size: 10 – 50 pairs

Distribution pattern

With dispersed distribution, mainly in the northeastern part of the country. The established breeding sites are more concentrated mainly along the Danube River and along the Black Sea coast. The breeding of the species in the country is proved by finding a nest with five eggs on May 11, 1996 in Sakar.

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Breeding distribution 2013 – 2020 – The distribution and the estimation of the population size of the species for the period 2013 – 2020 is presented –

Comparative distribution of the species compared to the first breeding birds atlas (Iankov, 2007): Breeding locality until 2007 | Breeding locality until 2007, confirmed after 2015 – | New breeding locality after 2015. – The breeding localities after 2015 are identified on a base of raw data from


Breeds mainly in alluvial and riverine forests and brush (forests in permanently or periodically flooded areas along rivers, swamps, dams, etc.), as well as in broad-leaved deciduous forests (in their wetter areas).

Trends in population changes for the period 2013-2020

Not analysed


Not analysed