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Erithacus rubecula


A dumpy familiar bird. Adult has reddish-orange face and breast with whitish belly and grey-brown flanks; upperparts brown, grading to grey on side of neck. Juvenile has streaked brown upperparts and underparts with crescent-shaped markings. Utters sharp 'tic' alarm call. Male sings variation of melancholy song at most times of year.


Favours broad-leaved woodland and scrub. Widespread resident throughout, although absent as a breeding species from hot, arid coasts.


The third photo, I caught him finished his breakfast!

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Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on Feb 19, 2012
Submitted on Mar 21, 2012

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