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The Countryside

In earlier Wonders of God's Creation pages we have looked at amazing living things from around the world.   But we have wonders of our own in this country and I hope that you'll find them as equally amazing!
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The UK's favourite bird. Males and females look identical, and young birds have no red breast and are spotted with golden brown. Robins sing nearly all year round and despite their cute appearance, they are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders.

They will sing at night next to street lights.

They eat: Worms, seeds, fruits, insects and other invertebrates



Why are they called Robin Red Breast when their breast is actually orange?

In the fifteenth century, when it became popular to give human names to familiar species, the bird came to be known as Robin Redbreast. Orange as a colour was unknown in English until the sixteenth century, when the fruit called an Orange was introduced

Measurements: Length 14cm
Wingspan: 20-22cm
Weight: 14-21g

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