European Robin | Erithacus Rubecula

Congratulations! You found clue number eight - The European Robin. This jolly garden bird is a frequent sight in the kitchen garden when there's digging going on

Key Information

The UK's favourite bird - with its bright red breast it is familiar 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.

What they eat:
Worms, seeds, fruits, insects and other invertebrates.

Length:    14cm
Wingspan:    20-22cm
Weight:    14-21gPopulation: 
UK breeding:    6,700,000 territories
Identifying features:
This bird species has different identifying features depending on sex/age/season.

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