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European Robin

Erithacus rubecula

Habitat:

Spotted in long grass not far from the sea.

Notes:

One of only two robins that I saw all winter.

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XXD17
XXD17 9 years ago
European robin
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5 Comments

ColinMacleod
ColinMacleod 9 years ago

Thanks again, Xiaoxuan!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Hi Colin, not that you have had the ID confirmed please can you add the common & scientific names to the relevant boxes in edit so that this can come off of the unknowns list. Thanks!

ColinMacleod
ColinMacleod 9 years ago

Thanks, Malcolm. I didn't know that they were so limber! I hadn't seen a robin all winter, so it was nice to see that flash of red in the grass.

With that amount of red it could not really be anything else in that area. If it was in Asia it might be confused with some Thrushes and Flycatchers but in the Western Isles of Scotland I don't think those are even vagrants. I don't recall the Americas having anything like that. Just having a stretch.

ColinMacleod
ColinMacleod 9 years ago

Sorry for the terrible photo, but is this a rather slender-looking robin?

ColinMacleod
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ColinMacleod

Scotland, United Kingdom

Spotted on Mar 7, 2012
Submitted on Apr 7, 2012

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