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redbreast

any of various birds having a red breast, esp the Old World robin (see robin (sense 1))

Redbreast

 

(Erithacus rubecida), a bird of the family Turdidae of the order Passeriformes. The body is about 15 cm long. In adults the back is olive-brown, the underpart white, and the crop and breast reddish; the young are speckled. Redbreasts are found throughout Europe and western Asia. At the onset of winter they migrate to North Africa, southeastern Europe, and Southwest Asia, returning to their nesting grounds early. They inhabit moist woods, especially alder and hazelnut thickets along the banks of streams, and dense growths of spruce saplings. They build nests on the ground or in low tree stumps. One or two sets of eggs are hatched during the summer, with each clutch containing four to six eggs. In spring and summer the birds feed on insects and in autumn and winter on seeds and berries.

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Also featured is a robin redbreast, which is synonymous with Royal Mail and has a strong association with sending and receiving cards and messages.
Here we surveyed the parasites of bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) and redbreast sunfish (Lepomis auritus) to: (1) inventory and provide a checklist of the parasites found in the Bull and Upatoi Creeks watershed, Muskogee County, Georgia, (2) compare seasonal variation in parasite richness and abundance, within a host species, (3) compare variation in parasite richness and abundance between host species, and (4) calculate indices of parasite biodiversity to potentially serve as an indicator (Marcogliese 2005) and ecological driver in future land-use models.
dusky shiner Notropis cummingsae and redbreast sunfish Lepomis auritus; Fletcher, 1993), beneficial to the associate (e.
A Robin redbreast in a cage Put all heaven in Rage"26 .
He snipped my redbreast every two hours for weeks, so
Once, it had stood with magnificent hardwoods and well-defined creeks teeming with redbreast, bream, jackfish and largemouth bass.
Most of the stream fish were minnows, 24 species in all while blue catfish, largemouth bass longear sunfish, redbreast sunfish and bluegill were also tested.
Long Meadow Creek, which runs through Funkhouser's farm, dumps into the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, one spot in the state where mysterious fish kills occur, affecting smallmouth bass and redbreast sunfish.
Meanwhile, the budding young birdwatchers are certain of one thing--robin redbreast is announcing that spring is here.
Among the fish species collected from both sampling locations were longear sunfish (Lepomis megalotis), bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus), green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus), redbreast sunfish (Lepomis auritus), and largescale stonerollers (Campostoma oligolepis).
Some males are quite red and remind me of the robin redbreast in Europe, which was familiar to me as a boy.
Just before they were withdrawn from use, we local boys used to collect eight of these metallic outcasts with the Robin Redbreast motif and exchange them for an ice-lolly at our newsagent-cum-general store.