Turdus migratorius achrusterus
English : American robin
French : Merle d’Amérique
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Turdidae
Notes : 6 other subspecies known
Adults can grow to 28 cm in length for a weight of 94 g. Bright yellow bill with dark tip, white eyering. Wings and back grey, dark grey head with white streaks on throat. Breast and belly chestnut-brown. Subspecies smaller and darker.
Range and habitat
This subspecies is found south-east USA, from Oklahoma and Texas to Florida. The species occurs from Alaska through Canada and USA to Mexico. Lives in open forests, woodlands, parks and gardens with humid grassy areas.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is one of the commonest wild birds in North America. It is locally abundant but some populations have declined because of pesticide use.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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