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About the European Robin

The European Robin can be found all over Europe to Western Siberia, south to Algeria and on the Atlantic Ocean as far as the Azores and Madeira.

Robins are relatively unafraid of humans and like to come close when anyone is digging the soil, in order to look out for earthworms.

Male Robins are noted for their highly aggressive territorial behaviour. They will ruthlessly attack other males that stray into their territories, and have been observed attacking other small birds without apparent provocation.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 22 February 2008
Scientific Name Erithacus rubecula
  • Passeriformes
  • Muscicapidae
  • Erithacus
  • E. rubecula
Birdorable Family Thrushes & Mimids
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 March 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
5 to 5.5 inches
8 to 9 inches
Range West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia North Africa

International Names

  • červenka obecná (Czech)
  • Rødhals (Danish)
  • Roodborst / Roodborstje (Dutch)
  • Punarinta (Finnish)
  • Rouge-gorge Familier (French)
  • Rotkehlchen (German)
  • Pettirosso (Italian)
  • ヨアロッパコマドリ (Yo-roppakomadori) (Japanese)
  • 유럽울새 (Europe ulsae) (Korean)
  • Rødstrupe (Norwegian)
  • Rudzik (Polish)
  • Зарянка (Russian)
  • Petirrojo (Spanish)
  • Rödhake (Swedish)

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