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1. A bird, such as the robin, that has a red breast.
2. A freshwater sunfish (Lepomis auritus) of the eastern United States, having a reddish belly.


(Animals) any of various birds having a red breast, esp the Old World robin. See robin1



1. any of various birds that have a red breast, as the robin.
2. a freshwater sunfish, Lepomis auritus, of the eastern U.S.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.redbreast - small Old World songbird with a reddish breastredbreast - small Old World songbird with a reddish breast
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
Erithacus, genus Erithacus - Old World thrushes


[ˈredbrest] N (= bird) → petirrojo m
robin redbreastpetirrojo m


[ˈrɛdˌbrɛst] n (bird) → pettirosso
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For example, the principles of quantum mechanics may explain how plants can efficiently transfer and convert energy from the sun during photosynthesis and a quantum mechanism has been suggested to operate in the eye of the European Robin to allow it to accurately perceive the Earth's magnetic field to help it navigate.
Two of the UK's own national animals - the European robin (or robin redbreast) and the red deer - are not officially protected, yet both are on the increase.
The European Robin is said to be partially migratory, which means that some individuals are migratory but others are not.
7 (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) European robin 16/3,106 (0.
Caption: The European robin, a different species from the North American kind, can lose its compass sense when exposed to a background of human-generated electromagnetic noise.
UAE birders will derive particular interest with regards to species that are relatively regular, if uncommon or rare in the UAE, but extremely rare in Oman, like European Robin (only 5 Omani records), or may see an opportunity to contribute an important rarity sighting to the Oman List.
A European Robin Erithacus rubecula feeds on fruity suet balls, right FOOD FOR THOUGHT: A Blue Tit enjoys a mix of seeds, right.
They include Bewick's European robin, shown as a wood engraving and as a watercolour (Bewick would occasionally colour in his drawings with watercolour paint).
At this time of year, Christmas cards featuring photographs of the European robin, usually in a snow-covered scene, start dropping through letter boxes up and down the land.

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