Rufous-backed Robin: Large thrush, rufous back, gray head, rump, white throat with black streaks, breast and sides are rufous-orange. Undertail coverts, belly are white. Yellow bill has black tip. Wings are rufous with gray primaries. Gray tail. Swift, direct flight with rapid wing beats.
Range and Habitat
Rufous-backed Robin: Native of Mexico; casual but regular visitor to the southwest U.S., most often reported from southeast Arizona, but also in southern California and southwest Texas.
The Rufous-backed Robinwas first described in 1840 by Lafresnaye, a French ornithologist and collector.
It is also known as the Rufous-backed Thrush and Grayson's Thrush.
There are more than three hundred species of thrushes that live worldwide. North America has 15 species.
A group of robins are collectively known as a "worm" of robins.