Saturday, April 06, 2013


Robin -Turdus migratorius

Turdus, the genus name, means thrush, the family to which the robin belongs.  
The slender pointed bill is adapted to eat soft foods such as insects, worms, and berries, but not seeds. When robins turn their head towards the ground they are looking, not listening for worms. 
The female makes a cup-shaped nest of grass and twigs cemented together with mud, which the bird shapes with her body. There are usually four eggs and two broods a year.  
May 6, 2013 Elbow Valley Constructed Wetland 


The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Alberta. 
Federation of Alberta Naturalists. 2007.

Baicich PJ, Harrison CJO. Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds. Princeton UP. 2005

Fisher C, Acorn J. Birds of Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing. Edmonton. 1998

Sibley David A. The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior. Alfred A Knopf, Inc. New York. 2001.

Tudge Colin. The Bird. Crown Publishers. New York. 2008

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