Perching

American Robin

Turdus migratorius
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Length: 10 in. (25 cm )
One of our most readily recognized 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.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

The four-digit banding code is AMRO.

Female | Robert Shantz


Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: American Robin
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: June 23, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/american-robin

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). American Robin. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 23, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/american-robin

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "American Robin". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/american-robin

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Dr. Biology. "American Robin". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 23 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/american-robin

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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