American Robin


The American Robin is actually the largest thrush in North America. At ten inches in length, it has a black head and eye, a gray body, and an orange breast and stomach. The Robin has a white throat streaked with black and a white circle around the eye. Its bill is bright yellow. Female Robins look similar but may be duller.

American Robins often nest near houses and may nest in wreaths, mailboxes, gutters, boxes, and other unusual places.

Robins eat insects and berries, and are often observed hopping along lawns and fields searching for earthworms. Robins have an incredible knack for plucking earthworms out of the soil, and may pluck dozens for a meal.
Range and Habitat
The American Robin ranges throughout the United States and Canada, but is most common east of the Rocky Mountains. Most Robins are year-round residents, though some migrate short distances. In winter, Robins may retreat to deep forests where they congregate in large flocks searching for berries. The Robin’s warbling song is heard virtually everywhere in the eastern United States in the spring.
The American robin is one of America's most common birds.
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