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Conservation status: Green

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.

Illustrations

Overview

Latin name

Erithacus rubecula

Family

Chats and thrushes (Turdidae)

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.

Population

EuropeUK breeding*UK wintering*UK passage*
-6,700,000 territories--

Distribution

Key

Audio

Patrik Aberg, Xeno-canto

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