Monthly Archives: December 2011

Robin 2

German ornithologist Ernst Hartert (1858–1933) was the first to describe the subspecies of Robin present in the British Isles (Erithacus rubecula melophilus). The German description appeared in the 1901 issue of the zoological journal of the Tring Museum (now the … Continue reading

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Robin 1

It’s coming on Christmas, and there will be Robins everywhere. Cards decorated with this chat in snow, in trees, in Holly, will grace many a room and mantelpiece. Robin taxonomy is fuzzy and in flux. Current debate seems to focus … Continue reading

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