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Robin


Robin
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Copyright: Graham Hustings (ghustings1) (5)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix HS10, Fujifilm 24-720mm, PNY Optima SD HC 8GB, 58mm Hoya Skylight Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-02 8:55
Viewed: 2274
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), most commonly known in Anglophone Europe simply as the Robin, is a small insectivorous passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now considered to be an Old World flycatcher (Muscicapidae). Around 12.514.0 cm (5.05.5 in) in length, the male and female are similar in colouration, with an orange breast and face lined with grey, brown upperparts and a whitish belly. It is found across Europe, east to Western Siberia and south to North Africa; it is sedentary in most of its range except the far north.
The term Robin is also applied to some birds in other families with red or orange breasts. These include the American Robin (Turdus migratorius), which is a thrush, and the Australian red robins of the genus Petroica, members of a family whose relationships are unclear.Info Wikipedia


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