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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Turdidae
Genus:Irania
Genus species:Irania gutteralis

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:16.5 cm
Weight:male 19-27 g; female 16-25 g
Identification:The male white-throated robin has orange underparts, a black throat with a white center stripe, a black tail, and blue-gray upperparts. The female robin, on the other hand, has a gray brow, orange-buff flanks, a pale eye ring and throat center, and a black tail.
Habitat:Dry rocky hillsides, mountains, gullies, ravines
Diet:Omnivore: insects, spiders, and fruit such as honeysuckle berries
Reproduction:Eggs are laid in the first half of May in the lower parts of shrubs or small trees, on a stump, or in a tree crevice. The nest is a small cup of dried grass, twigs, leaves, and bark lined with vegetable down and hair. The clutch of eggs varies from three to five, and they are incubated for thirteen days. The young leave the nest at nine to ten days and are unable to fly.
The white-throated robin is not very sociable, where wintering birds are territorial.
Behavior:The male sings regularly, usually from low perches. The male will often move about his territory singing during the breeding season.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Inveterate skulker in ground cover and difficult to flush.

Other Information

Geographic:Middle East
East Africa
Britain
Norway
Sweden
Greece
Date:1976-11 Subjects:perching birds
White-throated robin
Robins
Passeriformes
Turdidae
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata