The Robin

The UK's favourite bird

RSPB RobinThe UK’s favourite bird – with its bright red breast it is familiar throughout the year and especially at 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.

Latin name

Erithacus rubecula


Chats and thrushes (Turdidae)

Where to see them

Across the UK in woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens.

When to see them

All year round.

What they eat

Worms, seeds, fruits and insects

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