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American Robin - Turdus migratorius

A mid-size bird very common around Montreal except during winter months when it is seen less frequently. American Robin feeds on the ground and on smaller bushes.

Common Names

  • American Robin (en)
  • Robín americano (es)
  • Merle d'Amérique (fr)
  • Wanderdrossel (de)

Taxonomy

  • Passeriformes
  • Turdidae
  • Turdus migratorius

Where & When to Spot

Very common during spring, summer and autumn months in parks around Montreal. It feeds on the ground searching for worms and insects and hiding in the lower part of bushes and trees after a successful catch. Rarely seen in December, January though.

Observation Logs

On every park visit, we maintain a log of species spotted and identified. If you maintain a similar list, please consider sharing it with Muuuh Wildlife Photography: Share Logs.

LocationSpringSummerAutumnWinter
Champ des Possibles, Montreal 1 0 0 0
Park Angrignon, Montreal 6 1 1 0
Park Mont-Royal 1 0 0 0
Park Pointe aux Prairies 2 0 0 0
Rapids Park Lachine 3 1 0 1

Times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting this park. A species is reported only once / park visit. Only parks listed which we visit frequently all year long. Consult the page animal tracking about how we log observations in field.

How to Identify

The species has a dark grey back, white ring around the eyes and an orange belly which varies in color from light orange till reddish or brown.

Photos

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Rapids Park Lachine - 2018-06-30

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/2000; Aperture f5.6; Iso 1000;

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Park Angrignon, Montreal - 2017-04-09

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/160; Aperture f6.3; Iso 640;

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Park Île-de-la-Visitation - 2016-03-21

NIKON D7100; 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 360;

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Rapids Park Lachine - 2016-01-23

NIKON D7100; 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 800;

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Rapids Park Lachine - 2016-01-23

NIKON D7100; 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 460mm; Exposure 1/2000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 200;

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