American Robin is actually the largest thrush in
North America. At ten inches in length, it has
a black head and eye, a gray body, and an orange
breast and stomach. The Robin has a white throat
streaked with black and a white circle around the
eye. Its bill is bright yellow. Female Robins look
similar but may be duller.
American Robin ranges throughout the United States
and Canada, but is most common east of the Rocky
Mountains. American Robins often nest near houses
and may nest in wreaths, mailboxes, gutters, boxes,
and other unusual places. Robins eat insects and
berries, and are often observed hopping along lawns
and fields searching for earthworms. Robins have
an incredible knack for plucking earthworms out
of the soil, and may pluck dozens for a meal.
Robins are year-round residents, though some migrate
short distances. In winter, Robins may retreat
to deep forests where they congregate in large
flocks searching for berries. The Robin's warbling
song is heard virtually everywhere in the eastern
United States in the spring.
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