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The Old Northerner



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:20 pm    Post subject: An under-endowed Robin or something different? Reply with quote

Hi folks,

Taken along the River Esk, Musselburgh, nr Edinburgh this lunchtime. Right at the edge of my camera's limits I'm afraid but he wouldn't come any closer. Do Robins sometimes suffer from small red areas or is there another candidate for this fellow


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Karwin



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that is Erithacus rubecula (European robin).
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The Old Northerner



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karwin wrote:
Yes, that is Erithacus rubecula (European robin).


Thank you. I've been rediscovering the pleasure of watching out for local bird-life over the past 6 months or so. This particular stretch of the Esk has rewarded me greatly but this one had me slightly stumped due to the lack of red on the breast.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Old Northerner wrote:
This particular stretch of the Esk has rewarded me greatly but this one had me slightly stumped due to the lack of red on the breast.
Being redblind myself, I can't say what the colour is, but the dark on breast should be red.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karwin wrote:
The Old Northerner wrote:
This particular stretch of the Esk has rewarded me greatly but this one had me slightly stumped due to the lack of red on the breast.
Being redblind myself, I can't say what the colour is, but the dark on breast should be red.

The breast is mostly white, but the darker area around the throat and on the face is definitely red. All other robins I've seen in that area have had full red breasts
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