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American Robin Turdus migratorius

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.



Common Names

EnglishAmerican Robin
FrenchMerle d'Amérique
SpanishRobín americano


SpeciesTurdus migratorius

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.

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) - Brossard - 2022-07-20
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) - Parc des Rapides - 2018-06-30
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) - Parc Angrignon - 2017-04-09
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) - Parc Île-de-la-Visitation - 2016-03-21
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) - Parc des Rapides - 2016-01-23
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) - Parc des Rapides - 2016-01-23

Where and 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.

Belvédère Outremont x - - -
Boisé Des Douze x - - -
Champ des Possibles x - - -
Jardin Botanique de Montréal x - - x
Parc Angrignon x x x x
Parc Bernard-Landry x - x -
Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies x - - -
Parc de la Frayère x x - -
Parc des Rapides x - - -
Parc Île-de-la-Visitation x - - -

Where and when a species has been observed, identified, and recorded.

Last updated on 2023-12-15. 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.