such as bramble, hedges etc.
The very small nest consists of small twigs and roots
with hair for lining.
Summer: insects and larvae;
Winter: seeds such as hips,
haw and buds. One
of the few British birds which pair for life. May be easily
distinguished by shape, size and prominent white rump when flying.
Flight is heavy and hesitating.
rosy-red breast, grey coloured back, blue-black head,
wings and tail. Female: less gaudy and duller with light
brown breast and upper parts grey.
16 -17 cm.
4 or 5, Greenish-blue, spotted in the form of
a ring and sometimes blotched, with black or dark brown.