The Robin, also called the European Robin with a range covering Eurasia and North Africa, is a friendly garden bird in the UK but more wary elsewhere. Male and female have similar plumage. Originally called the Redbreast in English, then Robin Redbreast, then just Robin, its orange breast varies among individuals from face and bib (top right) to face and full waistcoat (top left).
It is mostly resident (non-migratory) and has a curious nature, particularly foraging for food or defending territory. Like the Blackbird, is up early until late and has a melodious song.
Hybrid Robin and tennis ball
Duelling male Robins try to see off the opposition by showing the most expanse of red
She is impressed by the male with the most red on his breast, although initially she had to fight to be allowed in his territory.
What's up Robin?