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By nglen
Robin ( Erithacus rubecula ) Length 14cm.
The Robin is one of the most familiar and popular garden Birds of all. The Robin is an aggressive species with the males sometimes fighting to the death to defend their territory.
The male and female are almost identical with brown crown, wings, upperparts and tail, a grey band along the sides of the breast, white belly and the famous red breast which is actually a deep orange colour. Juvenile Birds can cause confusion as they lack red in their plumage, being a rather dull spotty brown in colour.
Robins sing all year round, defending summer and winter territories with their fluty melodic song.
The Robin can be found in almost every garden as it is one of the tamest Birds, happily feeding alongside humans as they work. They will often take live food such as Earthworms or Mealworms from the hand.
Breeds from March to August building a cup shaped nest from grass and leaves lined with hair. Lays 4-6 pale blue-white eggs lightly spotted with red and incubates for 13-15 days. The young fledge after 12-14 days. They often have two broods

Tags: Birds Robin Dorset Wildlife and nature

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pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2010 7:21PM
good robin shot great pose and catchlight in the eye, with some great detail in the plumage

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10 Apr 2010 7:23PM
10 Apr 2010 7:29PM
Lovely capture, great use of DOF.

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
10 Apr 2010 7:40PM
Stunning sharp detailed image..with wonderful colour .
lianna 8 13 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2010 8:11PM
a superd detailed capture, love the pose.... the detail on the eye is fantastic x x x
Lovely shot. Smile
Swamiji 7 1 India
10 Apr 2010 8:22PM
Wonderful details. Lovely shot.
Nice info.
- Swamiji
8 10 10 England
10 Apr 2010 9:18PM
Nice light to make this robin image special.
10 Apr 2010 11:01PM
Catchlight looks good Nick,nice Robin too !!
lovely shot, well done.
janty66 10 3 England
11 Apr 2010 5:23PM
super image..
jack33 9 53 England
11 Apr 2010 6:59PM
Agree with the comments already made, a very good informative write up too.


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