American Robin Turdus migratorius
Aves > Passeriformes > Turdidae
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A mid-size bird very common around Montreal except during winter months when it is seen less frequently. American Robin feeds on the ground and on smaller bushes.
How to Identify
The species has a dark grey back, white ring around the eyes and an orange belly which varies in color from light orange till reddish or brown.
Where When to Spot
Very common during spring, summer and autumn months in parks around Montreal. It feeds on the ground searching for worms and insects and hiding in the lower part of bushes and trees after a successful catch. Rarely seen in December, January though.
|2022-07-30||Parc de la Frayère|
|2022-06-04||Jardin Botanique de Montréal|
Last updated on 2023-05-06. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.