The Robin

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The United Kingdom's national bird, and a world favorite! 🐦The red chested robin is common throughout folklore, holidays, and cultures. The general robin population is estimated to be over 320million! 

  • The American robin is active mostly during the day, and on its winter grounds, it assembles in large flocks at night to roost in trees in secluded swamps or dense vegetation.
  • Bird banders have found that only 25% of young robins survive the first year. The longest known lifespan in the wild of an American robin is 14 years; the average lifespan is about 2 years.
  • The American robin's diet generally consists of around 40 percent small invertebrates (mainly insects), such as earthworms, beetle grubs, caterpillars and grasshoppers, and 60 percent wild and cultivated fruits and berries 🍒

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