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How does a European Robin differ from an American Robin?

American Robin, Source European Robin Source They are from different families of birds, The American robin (Turdus migratorius) is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. It is named after ...
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What happens to the eggs after American robins are born?

They eat them. It's true, egg shells are edible, and birds will eat them. Mommy robin probably snacked on the shells while she was sitting on her babies keeping them warm. After laying their eggs, ...
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Is this a Starling Egg in a Robin's Nest?

Perhaps there are now eggs of three species - robin, starling and cuckoo. Starlings do attempt to take over others birds' nests, see European Starling Life History Starlings often take over the nests ...
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Why is the European robin associated with winter?

One unusual thing about robins is that they're territorial all year round. Combined with the way they sing from prominent spots to mark out their territory, this makes them really rather obvious in ...
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Why is the European robin associated with winter?

Robins are an all year round bird in the UK: RSPB with its bright red breast it is familar throughout the year and especially at Christmas! Males and females look identical, and young birds have ...
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What can I provide to help a robin build her nest?

We have one spot under our back deck where Robin's make a nest every year, last year we had a nest with five eggs: Every year, we did absolutely nothing to help them out, and they always did just ...
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What can I provide to help a robin build her nest?

The robin should be quite capable of building the nest on her own. Almost anywhere there should be enough dried grass and small twigs around. It is unlikely your robin is having trouble finding ...
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What can I provide to help a robin build her nest?

I live in the UK and the first time I noticed Robin's nesting was in the top of a down pipe. Unfortunately the heavens opened and we had flash floods. The water filled up and the 6 babies died despite ...
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Can robin eggs still hatch after two weeks, with quite some time unattended?

Robin eggs usually hatch 13-14 days after laying. So, it looks bad for your nest. If you were lucky and you get some chicks, they will need to be kept warm for at least another 10 days while their ...
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Bird seed for Robins and Tits

Pretty much any, the bird feeds you get from the garden centres are normally very informative, you can see what to feed different birds for different seasons. If you get a multi-feeder, so basically a ...
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Why do robins tilt their head to the side before pulling a worm out of the ground?

Placement of the eyes on either side of the head widens the field of vision making it difficult to sneak up on the prey animal. It limits the area of binocular vision but comes with clear benefits. ...
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How does a European Robin differ from an American Robin?

Apparently American Robins migrate for the winter (hence the official name) but in reality they often don't and form 'nomadic flocks' that find good berry trees etc to live near in the cold months. ...
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Why do I never see robins in the woods?

Yes and no; As a breeding/home territory robins do not like thick woods. They prefer an open woodland typical of single home suburbs ( in US). They want some open ground for foraging. Goldfinches like ...
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Why do robins tilt their head to the side before pulling a worm out of the ground?

The pair of robins interested in the nest box outside my kitchen window are definitely tilting their head to check out the nest box with one eye from a perch at 90degrees to the nest box! From this, I ...
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