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Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Robin

Probably the best known of the United States birds, and widely believed a harbinger of spring, adults are 10 inches long.  They breed in the United States and Canada, and winter in most of the United States, ranging south to Guatemala.

One of the most cherished of our native birds, the robin is an omnivorous feeder.   While its food includes many worms and insects, it is especially fond of fruit, particularly cherries, mulberries, and strawberries.  Like the bluebird, it is a thrush.

Highly adaptable, it is friendly and trusting in cities and towns, and wild and distrustful of man when living in wilderness areas.


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