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Description

European Robin

The European Robin is found across Europe, east to Western Siberia and south to North Africa; it is sedentary in most of its range except the far north.

Names:

The European robin (Erithacus rubecula), known simply as the robin or robin redbreast in the British Isles, is a small insectivorous passerine bird, specifically a chat, that was formerly classified as a member of the thrush family (Turdidae) but is now considered to be an Old World flycatcher.

Description:

The European Robin male and female are similar with red breast and face, grey under parts, brown head, wings and tail.  Their flight is distinguishable by rapid wing beats for short, fast flight.

Song:

The robin produces a fluting, warbling song during breeding season. It has a distinctive and beautiful sounding call. The song is a series of chirp phrases, soft and clear sounds and of short trills stopping abruptly. It will sing to proclaim territory and attract a mate and usually sings all year round, although it is quieter in late summer when it moults.

Breeding :

The European Robin  pair up for the breeding season (April to June) only.The female will lay 5-7 eggs. After she has laid her eggs, she stays in the nest for up to two weeks. The male brings her food as often as 3 times an hour.Both parents take responsibility when feeding and looking after their chicks until they are two weeks old when they can fly and become fully independent.

Diet for European Robin

Paradise Earth Premium Softbill Blend, dried mixed insects and fruit.