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.
Video: American Robin