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American Robin (Turdus migratorius) discovered by Marcel Roy (#431)
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Observed: June 29, 2010 @ 9:00 AM
Posted on: December 4, 2010 @ 7:30 AM (diff: 158 days)
The American Robin is the largest thrush in North America. The adult measures about 25 cm long and weighs about 77 g. In addition to its cinnamon-rufous to brick-red breast, the American Robin has a black head, white eye-rings, yellow bill, black and white streaked throat, and grey back. The male is generally more brightly coloured than the female.
Young birds assume a mouse-grey down shortly after hatching. This is replaced by feathers which make them resemble their parents, except for black spots on their breasts and pale streaks on their bodies. By October of their second year, they cannot be told apart from their elders.
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