Robin (Erithacus rubicula)

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AKA: European robin


14 cm 16 g


Forehead , throat and breast bright brick red., upper parts Olive Brown. Males and females look identical, and young birds have no red breast and are spotted with golden brown. The robin is rotund in appearance with drooping wings .Robins sing nearly all year round and despite their appearance, they are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders. They will sing at night next to street lights. For more pictures see this link Garden Birds. Male and Female Robins look alike but on careful observation on mating and nest building male and female soon become obvious




What does it eat?

Worms, seeds, fruits, spiders and insects.

Where does the Robin Live ?

Woods rich in undergrowth , park land and gardens.

What does it sound like?

The song is a sweet, high warbling; alarm call is a loud 'tic',

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When Do They Breed ?

April to June , 4 - 6 Eggs , Incubation 14 days , Young fledging in 13 - 14 Days. 2 broods per year. Nests on ground.