Tag: European Robin

Territoriality as a paternity guard in the European robin,Erithacus rubecula

European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) Science Article 5 abstract To investigate the relative importance of paternity defences in the European robin we used behaviouralobservations, simulated intrusions and temporary male removal experiments. Given that paired malesdid not increase their mate attendance, copulation rate or territory size during the female’s fertile period,the most frequently quoted paternity assurance strategies […]


European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) Science Article 3 abstract Partially migratory behavior, the occurrence of resident and migratory individuals in a population, has been reported in free-living birds. I examined this behavior in the European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) under controlled experimental conditions. In an offspring group from a partially migratory field population, 36 (78%) individuals exhibited […]

Distribution of Robins Erithacus rubecula in wintering grounds: Effects of conspecific density, migratory status and age.

European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) Science Article 2 abstract This paper studies how population density affects the dynamics of habitat occupation by Robins in a wintering area of southern Spain (Gibraltar area), and how the between-habitat distribution is influenced by the age and migratory behaviour of birds (whether they are year-round residents or wintering migrants). We […]

European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Muscicapidae | [latin] Erithacus rubecula | [UK] European Robin | [FR] Rouge-gorge familier | [DE] Rotkehlchen | [ES] Petirrojo Europeo | [NL] Roodborst Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Erithacus rubecula EU w, c to n AF Erithacus rubecula caucasicus Erithacus rubecula hyrcanus Erithacus rubecula […]