European Robin

Erithacus rubecula

(E. r. caucasicus, E. r. hyrcanus, E. r. rubecula, E. r. tataricus)

Armenian Name: Արշալուսիկ
European Robin

See Plate 44 for European Robin and other similar species

Resident Status: Year-round resident
Abundance: Common
Length:14 cm, Wing Span:20-22 cm
Distribution Map: Map 236.
Adult: Brown upperparts, red-orange face, throat, and breast; off-white belly and undertail coverts. Slender black bill.
Juvenile: Pale brown foreparts heavily spotted and barred.
Behavior: Upright stance. Often stays in dense shrubs.
Habitat: Forests, orchards, scrub thickets.
Food: Invertebrates, seeds.
Nest: Mossy cup in tree cavity, on ledge, or in nest box.
Eggs: 20 mm, 4-7, white, red spots.