American Robin

Turdus migratorius

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  • American Robin |  Photo: Joshua Mayer
  • American Robin |  Photo: Joshua Mayer
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Basic Information

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Turdidae

Size

American Robins are generally between 7.75 and 11.25 inches in length.

Lifespan

up to 14 years

Weight

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) facts, habitat, range, robin pictures and bird watching tips to help you identify the songbird.

Diet

Omnivore

Behavior

Ground Forager

Range

Nationwide

Nest Placement

Tree

Number of Offspring

3–5 Eggs

Egg Description

Blue Green

Condition at Hatching

Feeble, naked with patchy white down

Social Status

Flocks

Wingspan

12–15.75 in

Observation Tips

American Robins are one of the most common songbirds in the country. Keep an eye peeled along your favorite trails or strolls in neighborhood parks.

What does the American Robin look like?

American Robins are large songbirds. They have round chucky bodies, long legs and tails. Their bills are yellow with black tips. Their upper bodies are brownish gray and they have the familiar rusty orange chests and white bellies. Females are pale in color.

American Robin Habitat

Open Forests

American Robin Facts

American Robins are common songbirds across the nation. They are North America's largest thrush and are often observed in backyards snacking on earthworms in the early morning. Robins can have three broods of chicks a year, but on average less than 50% will produce. They are considered a forerunner to spring, as they spend most of the winter in a roost and are inactive. Their song in the chipper music of spring and is a series of ten or so clear whistles.

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