European Robin

The European Robin (Erithacus rubecula caucasicus) is also called Robin Redbreast or Red Robin. It is a small passerine bird in the chat family, found across Europe. The caucasicus sub-species is found in the Caucasus, such as the in the county Georgia.

The European Robin is grey-brown with an orange-red breast and face, with a white belly. Its legs and feet are brown. The beak and eyes are black. The male and female are similar.

European Robin

European robin

The European Robin can grow to about 12 centimetres (5 inches) tall.

It is insectivorous, eating insects and earthworms during the day (it is diurnal). It prefers forests and woods, but also parks and gardens.

The European Robin nests in a variety of places, such as cracks in buildings, in flower pots and even in people’s hats. Females lay 2-3 cream-coloured eggs with reddish-brown specks.

European robin

European Robin

European robin

European Robin

European robin

European Robin

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

 

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