Order: Passeriformes Family: Muscicapidae Status: Breeding in Madeira
A medium-sized chat with short bill and short legs
Robin has olive-brown upperparts, orange face and breast and olive-buff underside. Its bill and eyes are black and legs are brown.
In Madeira Robins are not so tame as in Europe. Their singing can be heard from trees which is normally the way to spot them. It is normally aggressive towards other individuals. Its flight is normally short, low and flitting into cover.
It is a widespread species through Europe though absent from Iceland. It occurs in a wide variety of forests, woodlands and gardens.
Only a juvenile Robin could be mistaken with other chats. Adults Robin is very distinct from other European birds.
Wingspan: 20 - 22 cm (Hume, 2002)
Total length: 14 cm (Beaman & Madge, 2011)
Weight: 16 - 22 g (Hume, 2002)
Seasonality in Madeira: All year
Breeding: Builds its nest in dense bush or hedge where it lays 4 to 6 eggs in each of 2 broods between April and August
Diet: Feeds mainly on spiders, insects, worms, berries and seeds from the ground
Madeira local status by Romano et al, 2010: Common breeding bird
Madeira local status by Zino et al, 1995: Common breeding bird
Conservation status by the IUCN Red List Categories, 2013: Least Concern ver 3.1
Spanish: Petirrojo Europeo
French: Rougegorge familier, Rougegorge
Italian: Pettirosso europeo
Slovak: červienka obyčajná
Czech: červenka obecná
English synonyms: Robin
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