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American Robin

Merle d'Amérique

Turdus migratorius

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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the American Robin

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

  • Summer
  • Year Around
  • Winter
American Robin

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 when it is first spotted. 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 named thrushes. The Rufous-backed Robin from Mexico has kept its name so far. The American Robin covers all of North America. It is a bird familiar to all.

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society

Classic Collection of North American Birds