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Robin

Bird trail robin

The robin is arguably one of the easiest birds to spot – its bright red chest giving away its identity to all that it meets. The bright bird is spotted throughout the year, especially so during the festive season, which is why it has long been symbolic of Christmas.

Males and females look identical, and young birds have no red breast and are spotted with golden brown. Robins sing nearly all year round and despite their cute appearance, they are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders. They will sing at night next to street lights.

Length:
14cm
Wingspan:
20-22cm
Weight:
14-21g
Population:
6,700,000 territories

Source: RSPB.org.uk