American Robin

  • Class: Aves

  • Order: Passeriformes

  • Family: Turdidae

  • Genus: Turdus

  • Species: T. migratorius


This illustration of a male American Robin (Turdus migratorius) was completed on April 4, 2018. This drawing is based on a photograph I took at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon during wildlife surveys in April 2017. The background on the main image is based on landscape photos I've taken in the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California. 


The American Robin is a familiar backyard bird to most people in North America. Despite their reputation as a harbinger of spring, they are present year-round in most of the lower 48 states, breeding as far north as the Arctic region and wintering as far south as northern Central America. A variety of subspecies with some variations in plumage are present throughout their range. They have a varied diet that includes a variety of arthropods and berries. They are known for gathering in large flocks outside of the breeding season, often mixing with other birds such as Varied Thrushes and Cedar Waxwings. 

  • Length: 7.9–11 in (20–28 cm)
  • Wingspan: 12.2–15.8 in (31–40 cm)
  • Weight: 2.7–3.0 oz (77–85 g)
  • Habitat: Will use a wide variety of habitats given its extensive range. Found in a variety of woodlands and open habitats such as farmland, parks, and gardens. 
  • Food: Feeds on a variety of invertebrates as well as fruits and berries. The species' ability to feed on berries allows it to winter farther north than most other thrushes.
  • Reproduction: Nesting season is general April to July. Will have two or three broods per year. The nest is built by the female alone. The 3 to 5 light blue eggs are incubated by the female alone. Eggs hatch in approximately 14 days. The young are tended to by both parents.
  • Conservation Status: IUCN Red List - LC (Least Concern)


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