European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)



The Robin is a nice little songbird with brownish wings, back and tail and a rusty-red "bib" which covers most of the breast and the face. Compared to the rest of the body this birds looks rather big-headed. Most impressive are the Robin's beady eyes.


The Robin has thin and long legs. On the ground it mainly hops with both legs and only rarely walks with small steps.


Robins breed in woodlands, gardens, parks, on forest edges which are adjacent to open areas. We know the Robin as a frequent guest in yards, gardens, on terraces and on balconies where it loves to attend to bird feeding all year.



european robin
European Robin


Bird Facts: European Robin


Breeding – Clutch – Measurements – Habitat – Food - Threats



Order: Passerines (Passeriformes)

Family: Muscicapoidea

Genus: Erithacus

Species: European Robin


Scientific Name: Erithacus [rubecula] rubecula


Names and Synonymes of the European Robin


Name in German: Rotkehlchen

Name in Czech: Červenka obecná

Name in Slovak: Červienka obyčajná

Name in Hungarian: Vörösbegy

Name in Croat: Crvendać

Name in French: Rougegorge familier

Name in Spanish: Petirrojo Europeo

Name in Portuguese: Pisco-de-peito-ruivo

Name in Italian: Pettirosso europeo

Name in Dutch: Roodborst

Name in Finish: Punarinta

Name in Norwegian: Rødstrupe

Name in Danish: Rødhals

Name in Swedish: Rödhake

Name in Polnisch: Rudzik

Name in Russian: Зарянка

Name in Greek: kοkkinοlaimis, Κοκκινολαίμης, Κοτσινολαίμης

Name in Turkey: Kızılgerdan, kyzylgerdan, Nar Bülbülü


Distribution – Movements – Habitat – Behaviour


Robin on ground
Robin on ground