American Robin

Found in most areas of North America, the American Robin is the most widespread wild bird on the continent. Although it prefers to live in forests, the robin has adapted very well to suburban living, too.

The male and female robin look very much alike, however the female robin is usually paler than the male.

 
Facts

Appearance of the American Robin

The male and female American Robin look very much alike, however male robins usually have the trademark deep orange breast and a dark head, while females are a duller shade of orange and have a paler head.

Female American Robins are a duller shade of orange and have a paler head.

Reaching anywhere from 8 - 11 inches in length, these large thrushes have an average weight of 2.72 ounces.

An American Robin can live up to 14 years of age!

 

Geography of the American Robin

Found in most areas of North America, the American Robin is the wild bird found most widely on the continent.

 

Local Environments of the American Robin

American Robins will congregate by the hundreds of thousands in a winter roost, often in the breeding range and away from lawns and humans.

Although the American Robin prefers to live in forests, it has adapted very well to suburban living, too.

 

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