American Robin

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.

We combine physical characterics and behavior patterns with location and seasonal aspects to identify species.

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.

With each photo, we store date and geo-location providing us data about location and season of observation. We also use a tracking utility to save observations in the field when there was no opportunity to take a good shot.

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Common Names

Wanderdrossel [de]
American Robin [en]
Robín americano [es]
Merle d'Amérique [fr]

Source: Wikipedia

Scientific Name

Turdus migratorius

Tags

american robin, birds, turdus, turdus migratorius

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