European Robin

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 22 February 2008
Scientific Name
Erithacus rubecula
  • Passeriformes
  • Muscicapidae
  • Erithacus
  • E. rubecula
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 6 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
5 to 5.5 inches
8 to 9 inches


International Names

Czech (Cesky) červenka obecná
Danish (Dansk) Rødhals
Dutch (Nederlands) Roodborst / Roodborstje
Finnish (Suomi) Punarinta
French (Français) Rouge-gorge Familier
German (Deutsch) Rotkehlchen
Italian (Italiano) Pettirosso
Japanese (日本語) ヨアロッパコマドリ (Yo-roppakomadori)
Korean (한국어) 유럽울새 (Europe ulsae)
Norwegian (Norsk) Rødstrupe
Polish (Polski) Rudzik
Russian (русский язык) Зарянка
Spanish (Español) Petirrojo
Swedish (Svenska) Rödhake
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