Interesting Animal - The Robin

The robin has been named Britain's national bird.
By Lukas Esser (Own work) [CC BY 3.0
via Wikimedia Commons

(The short list of 10 birds included:-

The robin 
The barn owl
The kingfisher
The wren
The blue tit
The mute swan
The blackbird
The puffin
The red kite
The hen harrier

It's strange that the starling, the pigeon and the sparrow didn't make the short list. 

Ornithologist David Lindo - who launched the campaign - said the robin was "entwined into our national psyche" as a "Christmas card pin-up".

I wonder if it ever got centre-fold status.)