This average-size songbird is the standard by which all other songbirds are measured. Many consider the American Robin's bright red breast a sign of spring.
Scientific Name: Turdus migratorius.
Length: 10 inches.
Wingspan: 17 inches.
Distinctive Markings: Male has orange breast, black head and tail, yellow bill, white around eyes and on throat. Female is duller.
Nest: Three to four pastel-blue eggs are laid in a neat deep cup made of mud and grass.
Voice: Loud liquid song, “cheerily, cheer-up, cheerio.”
Habitat: Yards, fields, farms and woods.
Diet: Earthworms, in addition to insects berries.
Backyard Favorites: Fresh fruit, raisins, hulled sunflower seeds and peanut butter.
Bird Song & Range Map
Listen to the American Robin’s song and learn where to spot them!