#FactFriday introducing the humble robin (Erithacus rubecula)!
This little bird is unmistakable and is especially associated with Christmas because of its resemblance to Victorian Britain postmen which delivered Christmas cards.
In America, robins look very different and despite being called the same thing, they are actually a completely different species, Turdus migratorius!
The robin is a member of the thrush family and are related to blackbirds and nightingales. They have been declared the UK’s national bird (unofficially) twice, once in 1960 and again in 2015.
Despite their cute appearance, robins are fiercely territorial and will defend their habitat – even to the death!