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.

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 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.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    NIKON D500
    300.0 mm f/4.0

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/2000s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 1000

  • Parc Angrignon

    Sunday, April 9, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/160s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 640

  • Parc Île de la Visitation

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 360

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, January 23, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 800

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, January 23, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3

    Focal Length 460mm
    Shutter Speed 1/2000s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 200