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 http://www.pbase.com/rodg