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Robin

Erithacus rubecula

Description:

This young robin has a paler coloring than the older adult that have a gray back and red stomach.

Habitat:

Relatively common in gardens, parks and mixed forests.

Notes:

Photo taken by Arne Røysland

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4 Comments

arne.roysland
arne.roysland 4 weeks ago

Thank you. I will remove Juvenile.

You have a first year adult gaining its adult plumage.
You can see a juvenile here
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/48...
Note the clear gape.

Gaia80
Gaia80 4 weeks ago

Very interesting, I don't even know what a moult is, can you elaborate please?

This is not a juvenile Robin, it is an adult possibly undergoing a moult.
Juvenile Robins do not have any red but do have a speckled breast with a dull orange tinge and like all juvenile bird, a trace of a white gape either side of the bill.

arne.roysland
Spotted by
arne.roysland

Norway

Lat: 59.08, Long: 9.65

Spotted on Jul 22, 2019
Submitted on Jul 22, 2019

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