January 31, 2015 – European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

Requested by: thegrish

European Robins are found in several areas of Northern Africa, Asia, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the United Kingdom. Robins in these areas are similar, but represent a number of subspecies with subtle variation across regions, such as the slightly shorter wings on Robins found in Africa. European Robins are diurnal hunters, and are often seen catching insects and other invertebrates. They will sometimes supplement their diet with berries and fruit. Robins in the British Isles are fairly unafraid of humans and are often drawn to human activities, like gardening, that are likely to stir up insects. Male Robins are fiercely territorial and often viciously attack other Robins or other small birds that approach their territories.