The Robin is also known as the European Robin and can be seen throughout England in gardens, parks and woods that have plenty of undergrowth. It is also called the Redbreast Robin and the Red Robin because it has a distinctive red face, neck and chest. It can often be seen on the front of Christmas cards. It has a melodious song which can be heard throughout the year.
The Robin is a small plump-looking bird that has olive-brown coloured feathers on its head and on the top of its body. The under part of the Robin is a striking white. It has large prominent black eyes and a short thin black beak. Robins sing very sweet-sounding songs and they often sing very early in the morning to mark their territories.
Robins often follow gardeners around, especially when the gardeners are digging up soil because they hope to find some dug-up worms. They also eat spiders, beetles, flies, seeds and fruit, but their favourite food is mealworms which grow in flour and other grain products. Robins hop very quickly on the ground and when they stand still, they flutter their wings and tails which make them look quite nervous.