American Robin…

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Cool Facts

  • An American Robin can produce three successful broods in one year. On average, though, only 40 percent of nests successfully produce young. Only 25 percent of those fledged young survive to November. From that point on, about half of the robins alive in any year will make it to the next. Despite the fact that a lucky robin can live to be 14 years old, the entire population turns over on average every six years.

  • Although robins are considered harbingers of spring, many American Robins spend the whole winter in their breeding range. But because they spend more time roosting in trees and less time in your yard, you’re much less likely to see them. The number of robins present in the northern parts of the range varies each year with the local conditions.

  • Robins eat a lot of fruit in fall and winter. When they eat honeysuckle berries exclusively, they sometimes become intoxicated.

  • Robin roosts can be huge, sometimes including a quarter-million birds during winter. In summer, females sleep at their nests and males gather at roosts. As young robins become independent, they join the males. Female adults go to the roosts only after they have finished nesting.

  • Robins eat different types of food depending on the time of day: more earthworms in the morning and more fruit later in the day. Because the robin forages largely on lawns, it is vulnerable to pesticide poisoning and can be an important indicator of chemical pollution.

  • The oldest recorded American Robin was 13 years and 11 months old.

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7 comments on “American Robin…

  1. Margaret says:

    Fantastic series if shot and very interesting information about your a Robin.

  2. Lea says:

    Wow! Great photos!

  3. These pictures are just beautiful, obviously. And they capture the whole life cycle. Thanks for the education.

  4. bettyl - NZ says:

    What lovely shots of a beauty. Thanks for the info, too!

  5. I agree… Fantastic series on the robin and the nest and nestlings… Too cute.. Thank you for linking in Erin…. Michelle

  6. Wonderful series here. The baby photos were super cool.

  7. Chris Rohrer says:

    Love your day to pic photos. Good luck to the babies!

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