Books About Robins

Discover more about Britain’s favourite bird.

The Robin: A Biography

In The Robin Stephen Moss records a year of observing the robin both close to home and in the field to shed light on the hidden life of this apparently familiar bird. We follow its lifecycle from the time it enters the world as an egg, through its time as a nestling and juvenile, to the adult bird; via courtship, song, breeding, feeding, migration – and ultimately, death.

The Life Of The Robin

The robin has long been Britain’s favourite bird, a friendly presence in thousands of gardens, year round. Yet its life was hardly understood when David Lack – who has been called Britain’s most influential ornithologist – started his scientific observations of robins while a schoolteacher at Dartington Hall. It was Lack who established that robins sing to defend their territory; that males will fight to the death but will also feed injured opponents; that couples will court and mate but then ignore each other; that most robins will die in any given year.

RSPB Spotlight: Robins

Despite their cute appearance, Robins are aggressively territorial and hold their territories all year. Their year-round presence has helped them become a beloved and instantly recognisable species. Now, in this delightful new book, Marianne Taylor provides a revealing account of their life cycle, behaviour and breeding, what they eat and how they hold their territories, and she looks into the many cultural representations of these much-loved little birds.

The Robin

Illustrated with colour photographs, this work follows the life and times of the robin, covering all stages of the robin’s life-cycle and habits.

Villager Jim's Bobbin Robin

Over many years, Villager Jim has gained the trust of a number of special birds and animals who have gradually taken it as second nature that a member of their own small world is a large chap with a camera! Bobbin Robin and her friends have a huge social media audience, with tens of thousands of viewers following her weekly adventures from the RSPB and on Facebook. Bobbin the robin has now become rather adept at posing for Jim, perching on various platforms for wherever Jim sits in his garden.

Redbreast: The Robin In Life And Literature

A celebration of the life of the robin, based on the classic Robin Redbreast by the author’s father David Lack, published in 1950.

Robins (Backyard Safari)

The world of nature awaits you right in your own backyard. Search for Robins. While on safari, learn how to identify and observe these birds and discover their interesting behaviors, life cycle, enemies, and defenses.

Robins And Chats

This authoritative handbook, part of the Helm Identification Guides series, looks in detail at the world’s 170 species of robins and chats. This large family of small passerines was formerly considered to be part of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now usually treated as a separate family, Muscicapidae, together with the Old World flycatchers.

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