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American Robin

Name (Latin): Turdus migratorius

 

                                                          

              Size: The largest of the thrushes. L 10" WS 17" and weighs 77 g.  

 

Description: dark gray back, dark head, rusty orange-red breast & in underwing coverts. Dark tail with white above and below orange-red breast

 

                             Song/Sounds: Listen Here.

 

          Habitat: Woodland habitat, suburban areas, lawns, fields

 

                                       Seasons in Keene: Year-round

 

Nest and Eggs:Clutch 3-5 eggs, incubation 12-14 days. Nestlings fledge in 13 days.

 

      Similar Species: Eastern bluebird, Eastern towee, Orchard Oriole, Varied thrush

 

                         Distribution: All throughout North America

 

                                   Population: Stable and increasing

 

Threats: Because they feed on lawns they are susceptible to pesticide poisoning and can serve as an indicator of pollution

 

        Fun Facts: During the fall and winter, if Robins eat honeysuckle berries and nothing else they can become intoxicated. 

 

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