Robin

Alyce Taylor

Joined December 2008

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Featured in Great Plains of North America on May 25th, 2010

An American Robin looks around , looking for food in short dry grass in early spring.

Captured in Pavan Park in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Taken using a Canon Rebel XSi with a 70-300mm lens @ 300mm, f/9.0, 1/6400 sec. ISO 1600 No post-processing.

Viewed 129 times as of September 4th, 2010.

Viewed 124 times as of August 18, 2010.

The American Robin Turdus migratorius is one of the best-known birds in North America. It was given its name by the early settlers, who thought that, with its reddish breast, it resembled the English Robin. However, the American Robin is a thrush, not a robin, and except for the colour of its breast, it does not look like the small brown European bird.

The American Robin is the largest thrush in North America. The adult measures about 25 cm long and weighs about 77 g. In addition to its cinnamon-rufous to brick-red breast, the American Robin has a black head, white eye-rings, yellow bill, black and white streaked throat, and grey back. The male is generally more brightly coloured than the female.

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