American Robin[1]
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Passerida
Superfamily: Muscicapoidea
Clade: Dipper clade
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Turdus
Species: T. migratorius
Binomial name
Turdus migratorius
(Linnaeus, 1766)[1]

Turdus () migratorius

The American Robin (Turdus migratorius) is a member of the thrush family.

Other names

Sometimes simply known as the Robin.


The American Robin is recognizable by its bright red stomach that contrasts with its dark head and wings. The males have black wings and head while females sport a dark grey colour variation. The robins also have a white throat that is adorned with black markings. A white ring surrounds it eye.

American Robins are approximately 25 cm in length while having a wingspan length of about 43 cm.[2]

Similar species




The call of an American Robin consists of a rapid "tut-tut-tut" while its song is a warble of "cheerily cheer-up cheerio".[2]


Distribution and habitat


  1. ^ a b c Lepage, Denis. "Turdus migratorius". Bird Checklists of the World. Avibase. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Krista Kagume (2005). Compact Guide to Ontario Birds. Lone Pine Publishing. ISBN 1551054671. 

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