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American Robin

Merle d'Amérique

Turdus migratorius

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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the North American Robins

B L W W W Family Latin Name
10" 25.4cm 17" 43cm 2.7oz 76.4g Turdidae Turdus migratorius

North American Birds Calls

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Distribution: The American Robin is a member of the North American thrush family. It has one of the earliest arrivals to their nesting territories in the spring. The robin has always been considered a harbinger of spring. At one time there was a number of bird species in North America with the name robin in it, such as the Clay-colored Robin and White-throated Robin. These two have now been renamed thrushes. The Rufous-backed Robin from Mexico has kept its name so far. The American Robin covers all of North America and is a familiar bird to all.

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database This site provides the user with a complete list of bird species, broken down per country, or in the example of the US or Canada, per state and province. Here, bird species names are available in other languages, a great asset to be used as a translation of foreign bird names.

ABA - American Birding Association This site represents an organization that maintains official records of all birds species that have been proven to have been seen inside the perimeters of the North American Continent and the surrounding bodies of water. Regular revised versions are posted to keep the bird list current at all times. This is the list used by all serious birders over their lifetime. You may be aware of the movie called the "Big Year". It was with this list that all the competing birders used in an attempt to set a new record as to how many bird species that could be seen by an individual birder in one calendar year.

I hope you will take advantage of these suggested websites. I have used each of them, in one way or another, throughout the years in my quest to better identify and understand our fine feathered friends.

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