The familiar robin has a grayish-brown back, white throat and orangish-red (males) to reddish-orange (females) chest and belly. Each eye is incompletely surrounded by a partial white eye ring. In adult males, the head color is noticeably darker than the back. American robins can be confused with the eastern and spotted towhees, except that these species have white plumage on the lower breast and belly, and bills are cone-shaped like an ice cream cone.
Robins are found statewide. These birds occupy a wide range of winter habitats. They are especially attracted to fruit-producing trees and shrubs and wooded areas. They are common in urban and residential areas but difficult to attract to backyard feeders. Robins are most easily attracted by providing water and planting fruit-bearing trees.
At feeders, American robins feed on fruit (dried berries, raisins, currants, and apple slices) on a platform feeder. They may visit miracle meal or suet feeders. Away from feeders they forage for insects, earthworms and fruit.
Approximately 8-11 inches in length. Wingspan of 12-15.7 inches.
How to Observe:
Robins may be alone or in flocks of 50 or more birds. They tend to feed within 10 feet of the ground or on the ground.