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Robin – Our favorite bird

Robin - Round songbird

A robin in winter is one of the most beautiful symbols of the cold season. The songbird is a real treasure for bird watchers: the small birds are not only beautiful to look at and to hear, they are also very trusting. In our article you will learn everything you need to know about one of the most popular native birds.


Robins are unmistakable: the orange-red coloring of the chest, throat and forehead not only shines in the dreary winter landscape. The colorful coloring also stands out clearly from the brown upper side of the spherical bird. The breast of the younger robins is scaled brown. The thin legs and narrow beak are other characteristics of the robin.


The robin feels at home in many places: in addition to parks and forests, it also inhabits open landscapes and residential areas. Instead of riparian forests and mixed forests, the monogamous bird now also lives in gardens and cemeteries, preferably with dense ground cover.

The stock of robins is considered to be largely stable both in Europe and overall. The robin is also found worldwide on the Mediterranean islands and in North Africa.

behavior and knowledge

Even in winter, when the bird world is otherwise a little quiet, the robin remains an eager singer. There can be no question of one-sidedness here: up to 275 melodies belong to the repertoire of a robin. The garden bird also likes to imitate the voices of other birds with its song, for example that of the blackbird or the great tit. In addition to its singing, the robin’s alarm and disturbance call, the “snickering” or “ticking” is also noticeable.

The robin is very trusting towards bird watchers. When gardening or walking in the park, the robin often dares to get close to people. It also gratefully accepts bird tanks and bird feeders.

Cover photo by Christiane on Pixabay


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