The Life of Animals | Robin | The nominate subspecies of the American Robin is 23-28 centimeters (10-11 in) long with a wingspan ranging from 31-41 centimeters (12.2-16 in), and averages about 77 grams (2.7 oz) in weight, with a range of 59-94 g (2.1-3.3 oz). The head varies from jet black to gray, with white eye arcs and white supercilia. The Robin has a brown back and a reddish-orange breast, varying from a rich red maroon to Peachy orange Mainly The bill is yellow with a variably dark tip, the dusky Becoming more extensive area in winter, and the legs and feet are brown.
This birdbreeds throughout most of North America, from Alaska and Canada southward to northern Florida and Mexico. While Robins occasionally overwinter in the northern part of the United States and southern Canada, most migrate to winter south of Canada from Florida and the Gulf Coast to central Mexico, as well as along the Pacific Coast Most Depart south by the end of August and begin to return north in February and March (exact dates Vary with latitude and climate).
This species has also Occurred as a Vagrant to Greenland, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and Belize. The American Robin's breeding habitat is open and more of Woodland Farmland and urban areas. The American Robin is the state bird of Connecticut, Michigan and Wisconsin. Robin's egg blue is a color named after the bird's eggs. The American Robin has a place in Native American mythology. The Peace Bridge Robins were the resource persons a family of American Robins That minor attracted publicity in the mid-1930s for prominent Their nest on the Canadian side of the Peace Bridge connecting Buffalo, New York to Fort Erie, Ontario The Robin is Considered a symbol of spring A well-known example is a poem by Emily Dickinson, "I dreaded That First Robin So". Among other 19th-century poems about the first robin of spring is "The First Robin"
American popular songs featuring this bird include "When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, bobbin 'Along)", written by Harry M. Woods and a hit for Al Jolson and others, and "Rockin 'Robin", written by Roger Thomas and a hit for Bobby Day and others. Although the comic-book superhero Robin was inspired by an N. C. Wyeth illustration of Robin Hood, a later version Had his mother nicknaming him Robin Because he was born on the first day of spring. His red shirt Suggests the bird's red breast.