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Baby Robin (Erithacus rubecula). | by Mick Bourke.
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Baby Robin (Erithacus rubecula).

Canon 60D

Canon 70-200 2.8 IS at 200mm


ISO 1000

1/320 sec exposure


Baby robins are brown with spotted chests.Within the first two months after fledging, the young robins undergo their first moult and the adult plumage replaces the body feathers. The wing and tail feathers are moulted the following year.Nearly three-quarters of young robins die before they are one year old, most of them being caught by predators. The ones lucky enough to survive will establish their own territories before winter.


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Taken on July 29, 2011