American Robin
Turdus migratorius

f4 @ 1/500s, ISO:200, Nikon D300S w 300mm and 1.4X tele-extender


"American Robin," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The American Robin or North American Robin (Turdus migratorius) is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. It is named after the European Robin because of its reddish-orange breast, though the two species are not closely related, with the European robin belonging to the flycatcher family. The American Robin is widely distributed throughout North America, wintering south of Canada from Florida to central Mexico and along the Pacific Coast. It is the state bird of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin. It has seven subspecies, but only T. m. confinis in the southwest is particularly distinctive, with pale gray-brown underparts.
Pocasset, Massachusetts
 
04/26/2010