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American Robin

American Robin in Florida at a birdbath

Turdus migratorius                                               Photo Fiona Sunquist ©

English colonists in the New world gave the American Robin its name because it reminded them of England’s common robin – both birds have red breasts.

The American Robin is a thrush-sized bird that feeds mostly on the ground. They eat fruit, insects, earthworms, and snails.

American Robins are common winter visitors to Florida. Between October and April you can hear their characteristic chattering vocalizations as they gather in flocks around fruit trees and along roadsides. In spring, most robins migrate north to breed, but a few have recently begun to nest in north and central Florida.

Rangemap of the American Robin Florida

Approximate range/distribution map of the American Robin (Turdus migratorius). In keeping with WikiProject: Birds guidelines, yellow indicates the summer-only range, blue indicates the winter-only range, and green indicates the year-round range of the species.

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