Today’s Bird No 2: Robin In Angarn , Nature Reserve

Latin name ( Text from RSPB)

Erithacus rubecula

Family

Chats and thrushes (Turdidae)

Overview

The UK’s favourite bird – with its bright red breast it is familar throughout the year and especially at Christmas! Males and females look identical, and young birds have no red breast and are spotted with golden brown. Robins sing nearly all year round and despite their cute appearance, they are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders. They will sing at night next to street lights.

Where to see them

Across the UK in woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens.

When to see them

All year round.

What they eat

Worms, seeds, fruits and insects.

Estimated numbers

Europe UK breeding* UK wintering* UK passage*
5,895,000 territories

* UK breeding is the number of pairs breeding annually. UK wintering is the number of individuals present from October to March. UK passage is the number of individuals passing through on migration in spring and/or autumn.

About narhvalur

Environmentalist, Animal Lover, Birder,Equastrian
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2 Responses to Today’s Bird No 2: Robin In Angarn , Nature Reserve

  1. narhvalur says:

    Sure, he has the most fab red breast!
    Thanks for passing by….

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