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    Robin Facts

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Robins are lovely birds and they will be the only ones you hear in your garden on Christmas Day. This guide to robins will give you some information on these wonderful birds and why we love them so much. 

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    Robins hold their territories all year round and defend them against all intruders. Male robins can hold the same territory all their lives. We think of robins as being sweet little birds but they are fierce attackers and will even attempt to attack their own reflection.

     
    Robins have cocky attitudes but lovely singing voices which have made the British public love these birds so much. In 1960 the UK’s national bird became the robin. 


    Robins measure approximately 12.5 to 14cm long and the males and females are very similar in their colouration. Robins have orange breasts and face topped with grey. A robin’s upper body is brown and belly white. 


    Where to Watch for Robins

    Parkland 

    Forests 

    Hedgerows 

    Woods 

    Urban environments 

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