This cheerful little bird is best know for its orange breast, cheeks and throat, plump demeanor and and relatively small stature. Being an all-year-round bird, the robin is commonly seen around woodlands, hedgerows, gardens and parks...everywhere, although during the moulting period (July-August) it is rare to see one. Known for its 'cute' appearance, the robin is in fact aggressively territorial, and will fight to the death if required.
Robins are the most recognisable birds in the UK. There are significant cultural associations with the robin, especially over the Christmas period. It's not uncommon to find a picture of a robin standing on a snow-covered branch on a cold winter's day. It is the National Bird of the UK.
There's no almost no noticable difference between male and female robins. Because of their territorial nature, couples will defend their own territories throughout winter, only passively dismissing each other, yet staying together until the moulting season the following year.