European Robin

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European Robin
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Erithacus
Species: E. rubecula
Binomial name
Erithacus rubecula
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Subspecies

7-10, see text.

The European robin (Erithacus rebecula) is a small bird that is found in many parts of Europe. In English, this bird is usually just called robin. The robin is an insectivore (it eats only insects and bugs.)[1] It is a member of the order Passerine which makes it a perching bird. It has an orange-red breast and face, olive-brown wings and back, a white to light-brown belly. You can sometimes see a blue-grey fringe around the bottom part of the robin's red breast patch. European robins have brown legs and their tail is bluntly square. They have large, black eyes and a small black bill.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. (German)Pätzold R (1995). Das Rotkehlchen Erithacus rubecula. Neue Brehm-Bücherei. Magdeburg/Heidelberg: Westarp Wissenschaften/Spektrum. ISBN 3-89432-423-6 .