Sunday, September 1, 2013

American Robin

The American Robin (Scientific name - Turdus migratorius) is the largest of the North American thrushes. It is a large songbird and found throughout all of North America. It is found in summer as far North as Alaska, the Yukon, North West Territories and Nunavut. It migrates south as far as Mexico and Central America and has been found in Greenland and also the Caribbean. Its diet consists of 40% invertebrates such as worms and grubs and is often seen on lawns, golf courses, etc. The remainder of its diet is berries and fruits.

 The American Robin has a round body and fairly long tail. It is mostly grey/brown in colour with  distinctive orange underparts. The head is darker than the rest of the body.  It has white on the lower belly and under the tail that is more noticeable in flight.

Photos taken in May 2013 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

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