Turdus migratorius migratorius
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. Dirty grey-yellow legs, 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.
Range and habitat
This subspecies is found in Alaska, Canada and north-east USA. 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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