American Robin

About the American Robin
American Robin

The American Robin breeds throughout Canada and the United States. While Robins occasionally overwinter in the northern part of the United States and southern Canada, most winter in the southern parts of the breeding range and beyond, from the southern U.S.A. to Guatemala. Most depart south by the end of August and begin to return north in February and March.

The American Robin's habitat is all sorts of woodland and more open farmland and urban areas. Food is the typical thrush mixture consisting largely of insects and earthworms. Robins are also fond of some berries, including those of the black cherry tree; they will fly in especially to feed on them during the period when they ripen.

American Robins have a cheery song that for many marks the beginning of spring. Some birders say one of the American Robin's songs sounds like Cheer up! Cheerily! Cheerio!

It is the state bird of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

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