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R
Robin
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Latin Name:

Erithacus rubecula

Irish Name:

Spideog

Similar Species :

Redbreast, Ploughman's Bird, Ruddock

Breeding :

Breeds throughout Ireland in many different habitats. Nest usually well-concealed in a bank, ivy or cavity in tree or wall. Sometimes chooses unusual location such as a hat or garment hanging in garden shed. Will use open-fronted nestboxes.

Where to See:

Widespread and common throughout Ireland.

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Reed Bunting
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Latin Name:

Emberiza schoeniclus

Irish Name:

Gealóg ghiolcaí

Similar Species :

Other Bunting species.

Breeding :

A common breeding bird in wetlands with some reedbed areas or in boglands and less frequently in young conifer plantations.

Where to See:

Widespread in Ireland. The East Coast Nature Reserve is a good site to see Reed Buntings in Ireland, especially in spring and summer.

Ringed Plover
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Latin Name:

Charadrius hiaticula

Irish Name:

Feadóg chladaigh

Similar Species :

none

Breeding :

Mostly coastal breeding distribution, preferring to nest on exposed wide sandy or shingle beaches. Some breed inland, particularly in the west, where their preferred nesting habitat is on short-grazed pasture beside rivers and along lake

Where to See:

The Mullet, Broadhaven & Blacksod Bays in County Mayo, Outer Ards in County Down, Tralee Bay, Lough Gill & Akeragh Lough in County Kerry, Dublin Bay in County Dublin and Inner Galway Bay in County Galway are among the most important wintering sites (250-4

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Redpoll
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Latin Name:

Carduelis flammea

Irish Name:

Gleoisin culdearg

Similar Species :

Linnet

Breeding :

Nesting early May to mid July, 4 - 5 shiny pale green-blue eggs with a light scattering of red-brown flecks and blotches

Where to See:

A bird typical of coniferous and mixed woodlands

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