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Wild Bird Wednesday 99–American Robin

Robins (of the Thrush family) are common birds in North America. This one posed nicely for the photo shoot, so it gets to be featured this week. 

American Robin

The males and females are similar, the male having darker feathers on his head. The female’s head feathers blend with the gray feathers on the back. Robins typically measure 8-11″ in length (20-28 cm).  They can raise as many as three broods a year, though only 40% of the nests successfully produce. Only 25% of those survive through November.

Robins are truly the early bird, I’ve awakened many mornings at 3:00 a.m. and heard them singing. For more information about them, click here.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday 

Thanks, Stewart!