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Robin Bird

Identification of Robin Bird

Robin Bird Length: 12.5-14cm Wingspan: 20-22cm Call: "tic-tic'tic"

Robin Bird is a familiar bird to many, Robin Bird is a delicate but plump bird, with brown upperparts and crown, a narrow buff wingbar, and a large orange-red breast extending across the face and over the bill, rimmed with a blue-grey border. The underparts of robin bird are whitish with a brown wash on the flanks. A ground feeder, it hops along and pauses watchfully, with flicks of the wings and tail. It is famously aggressive and territorial towards other members of its species.

Habitat of Robin Bird

Robin bird is essentially a forest bird, found in shady woodland with undergrowth and commonly in gardens, parks and other managed places offering dense cover. In Britain it is common and notably confiding, but elsewhere in northern Europe it frequents coniferous forest, is migratory, and much more retiring.

Song / Call of Robin Bird

Robin Bird is quite vocal. A commonly heard call is a territorial note "tic", usually repeated as "tic-tic'tic", "pt-pt'pt", or often as "tikatik-tik", and often likened to the sound of an old-fashioned watch being wound up. It has a thin sharp "tseeeh", used in alarm. The song is heard throughout much of the year and frequently in autumn and winter, when resident local birds react territorially to the arrival of wintering birds from the continent. It is a languid, melodic sequence of clear fluty whistles and rippling notes, switching between high and low frequencies and interspersed with pauses. The song is very variable, typically commencing with a few thin high notes, then dropping into lower richer notes before speeding up into a warbling trill, and frequently including a "dee-diddlee'dee" phrase. It can sing at length, but phrases typically last for 2-3 seconds, with measured pauses between.