Robin – Erithacus rubecula

One of the most familiar and popular garden/woodland birds, the Robin is seen all year across the whole of the UK.


Adult: Aggressively territorial, the adult Robin is an upright and plump little bird. The males and females are identical in appearance, with upperparts a warm olive-brown colour and a red face, chin and breast. Their belly is white, with pale grey sides.
Juvenile: The young Robin has a brown head, wings, and a tail with brown spotting/barring. Their breast is buff in colour and also barred.
Size: 13–15cm.
Bill: Brown, short and painted.
Legs: Brown, medium length.
Habitat: Towns, gardens, heaths, woodlands and hedges.
Behaviour: Flits, hops, perches openly, takes off/lands from vegetation or ground.
Flocking: Solitary.
Flight: Undulating.
Voice: Thin tic tic tic, and a leisurely warble. They can be heard singing at night, often next to street lamps.


Nest: In tree stumps or on banks.
Eggs: 5–6. White with red speckles.
Incubation period: 12–15 days.
Fledgeling: 12–15 days.
Broods: 2–3. April–June.
Food: Insects, seeds, worms and fruit.
UK breeding pairs: 4.5 million.

Suggested feed

Countrywide Dried Mealworms, Suet Block.

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