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|Erithacus rubecula - Robin - Kızılgerdan(TR)|
Robin (Erithacus rubecula) is a small bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family, but is now considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae. European Robins and similar small European species are often called chats.
It is a common 12.5-14 cm long songbird, known for its pugnacious behaviour despite its diminutive size.
Robins have a fluting, warbling song in the breeding season. Robins often sing into the evening, and sometimes into the night, leading some to confuse them with the Nightingale. Both males and females sing during the winter, when they hold separate territories, the song then sounding more plaintive than the summer version. The female Robins move a short distance from the summer nesting teritory to a nearby territory that is more suitable for winter feeding. Male Robins keep the same territory throughout the year.
Robins build a neat cup nest in crevices, holes or articial sites such as discarded kettles. When juvenile birds fly from the nests thay are all brown in colour and do not have a red breast. After 2 to 3 months out of the nest, the juvenile birds grow some reddish feathers under their chins and over a further 2 to 3 months this patch gradually extends to complete the adult appearance
They range across Europe including the Mediterranean islands, North Africa, east to West Siberia and Iran.
Robins prefer woodlands, parks, gardens and farmland with hedges.
They mainly feed on insects and spiders, but they also eat seeds, fruits and berries.
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- [2006-02-01 3:17]
Belle prise de ce rouge gorge. Le petit coup de vent dans les plumes lui crée une houpette, amusant. Gérard
Great shot. Good colour. Sharpness, detail and clarity are spot on. Nice work. Thanks.
Wonderful photo, composition and technically wise! Thanks for sharing - Xplorator Radu
- [2006-02-01 9:56]
Very grace bird, small and watchful eye. The background enhace the main target. Very good photo.
Excellent composition and good notes.Left to me I would have given a +.5 EV to get the full feather details.
- [2006-02-01 14:38]
Great robin. Very unusual photo.
Well done and thanks for sharing.
lovely, wonderful image!
Delightful colours. Excellent details.
Perfect composition. Superb!
With thanks, and best regards,