Robin on Fence

Robin on Fence (Enlarge)

Photographed in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, UK, in June 2008.

The European robin (Erithacus rubecula) is a small Old World flycatcher that is found across Europe, western Siberia and North Africa. This is from the British subspecies, Erithacus rubecula melophilus. There is a culture in Britain that robins assist the gardener and are not to be harmed, whereas in Continental Europe they were hunted. As a result, British robins are generally less timid than their counterparts.