|Copyright: Charles Neill (charlieneill) (2)|
|Date Taken: 2009-10-13|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-10-19 2:51|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), also known as a ruddock, robinet, or (in Anglophone Europe) simply robin, is a small insectivorous passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now considered to be an Old World flycatcher (Muscicapidae). Around 12.5–14.0 cm (5.0–5.5 in) in length, the male and female are similar in colouration, with an orange breast and face lined with grey, brown upperparts and a whitish belly. It is found across Europe, east to Western Siberia and south to North Africa; it is sedentary in most of its range except the far north.|
The term Robin is also applied to some unrelated birds with red breasts. These include the American Robin (Turdus migratorius), which is a thrush, and the Australian red robins of the genus Petroica, which are more closely related to crows.
This one was in the Cherry Tree in my garden feeding on sunflower hearts.
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Great photo of this robin. The colors and detail are great and you have a very good POV. I like how you have also managed to get the background blurred.