American Robin: Large, familiar North American thrush, gray-brown upperparts, rich red-brown breast, and white lower belly and undertail coverts. Head appears black with white splotches surrounding the eyes, and throat is white with black streaks. Swift, direct flight on rapidly beating wings.
Range and Habitat
American Robin: Breeds from Alaska east to Newfoundland and south to California, Texas, Arkansas, and South Carolina. Usually spends winters north to British Columbia and Newfoundland. Preferred habitats include towns, gardens, open woodlands, and agricultural lands.
During breeding season, male American Robins grow black feathers on their heads to attract females. Once the mating season is over, these feathers are lost.
There is a Crayola crayon named Robin’s Egg Blue.
These birds have been observed wading belly deep in water to catch small fish.
A group of robins are collectively known as a "worm" of robins.
The American Robin has been found to be native to Mexico, Canada, Cuba, Bermuda, Guatemala and the Bahamas. It has also been seen in other countries such as Haiti, Ireland, Norway, Iceland and Puerto Rico. The range of the American Robin is quite extensive, reaching up to 16 million square kilometers. There is not any current concern regarding the possible population decline of the American Robin due to the fact that the global population is so large, around 320 million. It has an evaluation rating of Least Concern as a result of the large population.