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American Robin

Turdus migratorius

American Robin
copyright Robert Shantz
Length: 10 in. (25 cm)
One of our most readily recognized species in North America, it is also one of the most widely distributed. The American Robin's accommodation to suburban and urban lawns in the Midwest and East make it a symbol of Spring's arrival in many areas. In the West it is more restricted to ground and undergrowth of oak and coniferous forests in the mountains, although wintering flocks often descend to lower elevations, especially where fruiting trees are available. Its nest is a bulky cup of sticks and mud lined with grass placed in low bush or tree. The four-digit banding code is AMRO.

Fir forest
Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Oak-pine woodland

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