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How Robins Became the Birds of Christmas

It's time to wind things down for Christmas, so what better way to do it than to write a short article about robins. And here I mean the `original' or `proper' robin - the European robin Erithacus rubecula - a Eurasian passerine that also occurs in northern Africa and is (conventionally) regarded as the only [...]

December 20, 2014 — Darren Naish

Nuthatch Empire

Today I'd like to focus on passerine birds again, and this time on a group that I don't think I've ever blogged about before: the certhioids.

August 25, 2014 — Darren Naish
More passerines as seen from the peripheries (part III): Great tits!

More passerines as seen from the peripheries (part III): Great tits!

Welcome to another of my articles on passerines from the peripheries. As before, the idea here is that we're looking at passerine bird groups as seen `from the fringes' - from an obscure, maritime archipelago on the eastern fringes of the North Atlantic, far from the places where these birds underwent most of their evolution [...]

August 20, 2014 — Darren Naish

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