A robin’s lifespan is just 13 months on average due to high mortality among robins in their first year. However, once they’ve passed that first year barrier, they stand a much better chance of surviving for quite a while – the record currently stands at 19 years!
All pictures taken in the park by DKG
That’s amazing! I had always thought a robin’s life was quite short, largely because they are so territorial and often fight to the death. I started feeding a baby robin three years ago and still feed it mealworms every day, Hopefully it may still have a few more years yet.