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Robins – The Territorial Songbirds

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Robins are one of the most common songbirds and they are often the first bird you’ll see in the spring.
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No matter where you live in the United States, you probably have robins living in your yard. Robins are one of the most common songbirds and they are often the first bird you’ll see in the spring. Some robins migrate south for the winter, but many robins stay in one place year-round. During the winter, they stay in the trees more so you might not see them.

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All about Robins, they are one of the most common songbirds and they are often the first bird you’ll see in the spring.

Robins are gray or brown, with a red tummy. Male robins are more brightly colored than females. Robins love to snatch earthworms out of the ground. They hop around on lawns and in gardens looking for worms and other insects. Robins also eat berries, fruit, nuts and seeds.

Male and Female Robins in the Field Image
Male robins are more brightly colored than females.

Fun Facts about Robins for Kids

  • Robins have up to three broods each year. Many of the babies don’t survive though.
  • Robin eggs are light blue. Robins build their round nests in trees.
  • Robins roost together in trees. Some roosts can have as many as 200,000 robins.
  • Most robins only live about six years.
Blue Robin Eggs in the Nest Image
Robin eggs are light blue.

Robin Vocabulary

  1. Common: frequent
  2. Migrate: temporarily move
  3. Snatch: grab
  4. Brood: nest with chicks
  5. Survive: live
A Robin Eating a Worm from the Grass Image
Robins love to snatch earthworms out of the ground.

Learn More All About Robins

Watch this short video documentary about them:

A video documentary about the American Robin, a beautiful songbird.

Robin Q&A

Question: Why do robins stay in one place?

Answer: Robins are territorial and they like to keep their homes. They will fight other robins that come into their areas.

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Question: Are robins endangered?

Answer: Robins aren’t endangered, but they sometimes get sick from lawn chemicals and pesticides.

 

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