American Robin


(Turdus migratorius)

The beloved harbinger of spring, American Robin is one of our most widespread and familiar birds.  Numerous individuals are often seen in backyards, hopping on lawns searching for earthworms, for which they listen by stopping and cocking their heads. They will build their nests almost anywhere, often in a surprisingly conspicuous place such as on a door jamb, or in a flower pot or bower. The American Robin is the state bird of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

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One Response to American Robin

  1. Gary Musselwhite says:

    On Friday Jan. 12, 2013 our street in the VillAGES, FL was covered in Robins. I have never seen so many birds of the same type at the same time.

    Within a 1000 foot strech of street and trees, there were no less than 1500 Robins in a period of 15 to 20 minutes.

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