photo by Phil Swanson
L 10″ (25 cm).
Song or calls:
Listen (NGPC audio)
Loud, liquid, variable “cheerily cheery-up cheerio”. Calls include rapid “tut tut tut”
Description: Gray-brown above; fox-red or orange breast; white throat; yellow bill; white lower belly; and blackish head and tail. Female has paler head and tail. Juveniles are brown-spotted below, and lack characteristic red breast.
Habitat: Originally associated with open woodlands, it is now probably most common in cities, suburbs, parks, gardens, and farmlands.
Where in Nebraska: Common summer resident across the state. Frequently overwinters.
Nebraska Seasons: Abundant spring and fall migrant.
Fun Facts: Even though the American Robin is the quintessential sign of spring, many Robins actually spend the whole year in the same place.