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Erithacus rubecula
Erithacus rubecula
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PASSERIFORMES
Muscicapidae
Erithacus rubecula (Linnaeus, 1758)
Buskett
2/02/11
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Buskett
7/01/11
The Robin (Erithacus rubecula) is a small passerine bird which visits the Maltese Islands in early winter. It has a characteristic orange to red breast and is easy to identify. It feeds on small insects and worms. It is a very territorial bird and males can sometimes be seen attacking other small birds. It is a comparatively friendly bird and can be seen hopping, on soil or a branch, close to people, a rarity in Malta.