American Robin

In its original wild state, this bird lived purely in woodland, but it has now become a familiar sight in town parks and suburban gardens. It is primarily a ground-feeding bird and is seen pulling up worms, scratching among leaves, and eating insects and snails. Fruit is taken from orchards. The short, melodious song is heard from early spring.

.Iuvenile

• nest a bulky nest made of twigs, grass, and mud, in a wide variety of situations at any height from ground level to the trectops.

• DISTRIBUTION Canada, USA, Mexico, south to Guatemala.

• REMARK This bird is larger than other "robins" (see glossary, p. 401) and scientifically it is classified simply as a normal-sized thrush.

strong, /topping tegs

• short, little-used wings

• Distribution owlands of S. New Guinea.

dull brown upper plumage for camouflage against the ground

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