American Robin

(Turdus migratorius)

Conservation Status
American Robin
Photo by Gregory Gilman
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure Breeding

SNRB, SNRN - Unranked Breeding and Nonbreeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

9 to 11in length

17 wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
   
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Residential lawns and gardens, urban parks, pastures, fragmented forests

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Abundant

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Passeriformes (perching birds)  
 

Family

Turdidae (thrushes)  
 

Genus

Turdus (robins)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

Eastern Robin (Turdus migratorius migratorius)

Mexican Robin (Turdus migratorius phillipsi)

Newfoundland Robin (Turdus migratorius nigrideus)

Northwestern Robin (Turdus migratorius caurinus)

San Lucas Robin (Turdus migratorius confinis)

Southern Robin (Turdus migratorius achrusterus)

Western Robin (Turdus migratorius propinquus)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Gregory Gilman

 
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Bill Reynolds

 
 

American Robin chick hatched out in one of my old sheds

 
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Other Videos
 
  American Robin (Muscicapidae: Turdus migratorius) Male Singing
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Apr 10, 2010

Sweet singing robin, Spring's eventide melody, not cacophony. Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (10 April 2010).

   
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pwalpar
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Feb 17, 2010

Video of American Robins running around my back yard, as they do most evenings, looking for dinner.

   
  Male American Robin early Spring
bhd812
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 31, 2013

3/30/13

   
  American Robin (Muscicapidae: Turdus migratorius) Juvenile
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 1, 2009

Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (01 July 2009). "A bird came down the walk: / He did not know I saw; / He bit an angle-worm in halves / And ate the fellow, raw." --Emily Dickinson

   
  American Robin in Somerset, MA - March 1, 2012
Don Gagnon
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 29, 2012

American Robin (Turdus migratorius), Somerset, Massachusetts, Monday morning, March 1, 2012, 7:47 PM - Canon PowerShot SX130 IS MVI_45945; 46 sec.

   
       

 

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  Fr Jason Houck
3/19/2020

Location: Minnetonka

saw our first American Robin today in Minnetonka

   
  Gregory Gilman
1/1/2011

Location: Rochester, MN

American Robin  
  Bill Reynolds
5/28/2010

Location: Pennington Co.

American Robin chick hatched out in one of my old sheds  

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