Turdus migratorius - American robin:

Summary Information
Living OrganismsAnimalia / Craniata / Aves / Passeriformes / Muscicapidae / Turdus / Species

This section is currently predominantly used in Wildpro to link different data types and demonstrate inter-relationships. Although it identifies that taxonomic interrelationships of species (see "header") it does not currently contain detailed information on the bird species itself. As WILDPro is developed, we will gradually convert these pages into full Species pages.

The taxonomy of birds is still under review and the A World Checklist of Birds by Burt L. Monroe, Jr and Charles G. Sibley (B89) has been chosen as the primary reference. The taxonomic structure will be amended when new editions or complete references are identified by the scientific world as the recognized primary references for taxonomy.

Alternative Names
  • Turdus confinis - San Lucas robin (B89)
Distribution North America, Mexico; Winters to West Indies (B89)
Habitat Breeding - Habitat generalist: forest, woodland, gardens, parks (B193)
Further Information Feeding:
  • food - mainly insects, sometimes fruit
  • feeding behaviour - mainly ground gleans, sometimes foliage gleans


  • location and structure - cup nest in deciduous tree, sometimes coniferous tree
  • nest building - female more than male
  • breeding structure - monogamous


  • markings - Unpatterned
  • number of eggs - 4 (3-7)
  • broods - 2, occasionally 3 broods
  • incubation - by female; 12-14 days


  • development - Altricial
  • parental caring for young - by male and female, female more than male
  • fledging - 14-16 days


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