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19

European Robin

(Erithacus rubecula)
Alternate name(s): "Robin", "Robin Redbreast"
German name(s): "Rotkehlchen"

Size: 12.5-14 cm
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See European Robin at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "melophilus"

ADULT

Near-frontal view of an adult European Robin - this bird was observed issuing territorial calls; it is probably a male (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, May 2016]

Near-frontal view of an adult European Robin in winter (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, December 2015]

Near-frontal view of an adult European Robin in winter; after pecking in the snow for food, some snow can be stuck to the bill (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, December 2015]

Lateral view of an adult European Robin in winter (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, December 2015]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

eurobin_dw_20160505.mp3 (Poland) Territorial calls Q&A © DW

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