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American Robin

photo by: Dave Hillstad

American Robin Turdus migratorius Turdidae

Thrush Family: Songbirds with short, blunt –tipped bills, relatively long legs. Feed on insects & fruits. Dark head, with white pattern around the eye. Common & widespread in North America. Gathers in large flocks & communal roosts in winter.

Robins are 10 inches long, tip of bill to tip of tail.


  • Dark tail with white corners – may be lacking in Western U.S. populations
  • Rusty orange breast
  • Dark gray above
  • Yellow bill

Photos used with permission by Rod Gilbert

American Robin Turdus migratorius American Robin Turdus migratorius

American Robin

photo by : Lisa Robinson