Robin


Robin

The robin is the most familiar and popular of the garden & woodland birds see across the whole of the UK all year round.


Identification

Adult
An aggressively territorial , iupright plump little bird. The male & female Robins look identical. The upperparts are a warm olive- brown colour and they have a red face, chin & breast. Their belly is white with pale grey sides.
Juvenile
The young Robin has a brown head, wings, and tail with brown spotting/barring. Their breast is buffy in colour also barred.
Size
13 - 15 cms
Bill
Brown, short & pointed
Legs
Brown: medium in length
Habitat
Towns, gardens, heaths, woods, hedges
Behaviour
Flits, hops, perches openly, takes off & lands from vegetation or the ground
Flocking
Solitary
Flight
Undulating
Voice
Thin tic tic tic , leisurely warble. They can be heard singing at night next to street lamps

Breeding & Feeding

Nest
In tree stump or on a bank
Eggs
5 - 6, white speckled reddish
Incubation Period
12 - 15 days
Broods
2 - 3; April - June
Food
Insects, seeds, worms, fruit.
UK Breeding Pairs
4.5 million

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