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Bird Guide: Robin

Our Robin bird guide will help you to get to know your red-breasted garden friend better. You can spot Robins all year round, but are a familiar sight in winter and at Christmas. It is hard to tell the difference between male and female birds as they look identical. Young are golden brown in colour with no red breast. Despite their cute appearance, they can be very territorial and aggressive to unwanted intruders. They love eating insects, fruit and seeds.

To find out more about other birds, look at our interactive bird guide.

 

Robin

About


Robins are said to be the nations favourite bird. Characterised by their red breast and brown back

About

Locations

Can be spotted in most areas across the UK

Habitat

Woodland and gardens

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Breeding


Robins will lay two broods between March and July. Nests are made from moss, grass, leaves and will hold a clutch of 4-5 white and red speckled eggs. Incubation lasts 14-16 days.

Breeding

Size

Wingspan:
21 cm

Length:
14 cm

Diet

Insects, fruits and seeds

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