Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Muscicapidae — certain Old World robins.

Etymologies

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From Latin erithacus ("thought to be Erithacus rubecula")

Examples

  • Ibáñez et al. (2001) did find fresh, recently cut passerine wings (of a Robin Erithacus rubecula and Wood warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix) underneath the bats they were netting, and they also found Robin feathers adhering to the claws of one of the captured bats.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Birds with restricted range include the spotted redshank (Tringa erythropus), Jananese Robin (Erithacus akahige), Bull-headed Strike (Lanius bucephalus), and the Forest Wagtail (Motacilla lutea).

    South Sakhalin-Kurile mixed forests

  • British robins Erithacus rubecula melophilus are tiny round birds, like chickadees.

    Robin Hatchlings

  • Amongst the 150 bird species present, four, including Ryukyu robin Erithacus komadori komadori and Japanese wood pigeon Columba janthina janthina have been designated as Natural Monuments.

    Yakushima (Yaku-Island), Japan

  • Abundant species recorded during May to June include crested black tit Parus melanolophus, yellow-bellied fantail flycatcher Rhipidura hypoxantha, orange-flanked bush robin Erithacus cyanurus, bluefronted redstart Phoenicurus frontalis, Indian tree pipit Anthus hodgsoni, vinaceous breasted pipit A. roseatus, common rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus, and nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes.

    Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, India

  • Actually the small European Robin Erithacus rubecula is no longer classified in the family Turdidae thrushes and chats.

    A birdbath mystery

  • Here in the UK, the robin Erithacus rubecula has a habit of nesting inside mailboxes.

    Mailbox robin

  • (robin, Erithacus rubecula; blackbird, Turdus merula; blue tit, Cyanistes caeruleus; and great tit, Parus major) displaying various coloration types (melanin -, carotenoid-based and structural).

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Erithacus rubecula) and also looks a lot like a female Red-flanked Bluetail (

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

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