Robin with white on wings and back and a white ring around the neck

by Marlene
(Southern Ontario)

I've been seeing this bird around my neighbourhood for the past few days looks exactly like a Robin except it has some white markings on the wings and back and a white ring around the neck. Otherwise it is the same size, colour and shape of a Robin.... it even has the white ring around the eye and the black tip on the bill, same as a Robin. Sorry, but I wasn't able to get a picture. I've never seen this kind of bird in these parts before. Does anyone know what kind of bird it is?

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Jun 18, 2016
Saw in Chama New Mexico NEW
by: Anonymous

Saw a robin with white around neck and seemed a little larger than most robins also some white on wings.

May 24, 2016
Robin with white ring around neck NEW
by: Sheri

My husband just spotted one in our yard!! Fayette, Ohio

May 24, 2016
Robin with white ring around neck NEW
by: Sheri

My husband just spotted one in our yard!! Fayette, Ohio

May 14, 2016
Wild Robin NEW
by: Deb

Have one here in Guelph Ontario for the past two summers,very nice looking bird and rather tame compared to the other Robins may-be he knows he's special...

Mar 27, 2016
Seen in Mid-Hudson Valley New York NEW
by: Vinny

I saw the same type of robin in my yard. White around the neck and on feather. It,s orange color also appeared pale compared to othersthat were with it. I tried to take photos but the screens on the Windows made it impossible.

Nov 06, 2015
Robin
by: Anonymous

Looks like it's a robin, but with an unusual white neck ring. There are pix of it at https://birdsandgardens.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/american-robin-with-white-collar/

Sep 17, 2015
Keewenaw sighting
by: Paul

We saw this robin like bird all over the Keweenaw peninsula in Michigan. Mid September 2015.
We first noticed it when it was flying away showing its white rump. We have not seen anything like it in our bird books.

Jun 18, 2015
While Bird with black markings
by: Marge

I have saw a couple in my backyard in Brantford Ontario, Canada. I was wondering what kind of bird it is. There was also a robin with it.
White with black markings the size of a robin.

May 24, 2015
What was THAT?
by: Jessy Smart

I just saw one of these birds in Cheyenne, Wyoming. What is it? Anyone know, or can point me in the right direction?

May 19, 2015
White and black Robin
by: Anonymous

Saw a bird today that moved and hopped like a Robin same size but it's coloring was all wrong. It was with other Robins and was feeding just like Robins do. Its wings were white and it's back was the same dark color of a Robins except it's head was mostly white with a grey throat. Took pictures but I was too far away to get a good one.
Seen in NE Illinois

May 17, 2015
What a neat bird!
by: Rod and Angela

A bird matching these descriptions has been visiting our yard for the past two weeks. It feeds on worms and walks and behaves much like a robin. We have noticed that other robins "flap" or chase it away, but we haven't noticed any other birds paying any attention to it. We were wondering if it was the result of some sort of genetic defect. We love watching it and hope it stays for the summer, here in Akron, Indiana.

May 17, 2015
White collared robin
by: Gubby

Saw this bird on May 16, 2015 around 7:30PM in Rural Valley, PA. We have never seen a bird like this, even though there are many different birds in our area.

Apr 14, 2015
First for me
by: Paddy

Had one in my backyard this morning. First time I've ever seen one. Googled it and this site came up.

Apr 10, 2015
Robin with a white solid ring around it's neck.
by: Anonymous

Seen 1 in Greenbrier county West Virginia. never seen 1 until today.4/10/15 truly stuckout. Just don't see that every spring.h

Apr 05, 2015
One in Minneapolis!
by: Anonymous

I just saw one in our birdbath...pretty!

Mar 20, 2015
Sighting in Omaha Ne
by: Anonymous


I just saw a white neck-ringed robin in my backyard with all the other robins. The white ring was very wide and distinct, like a Lassie type collie. First one I ever saw! Very pretty.

March 20, 2015

Aug 15, 2014
Robin with white tail feather and neck ring
by: Jean

I just saw one this morning in Kitchener, Ontario. It was with a couple of other "regular" looking robins. Had a white speckled breast as well. Have never seen those markings before and of course Googled it - so here I am posting this!

May 22, 2014
White Necked Robin in NE PA
by: Will

We have a white necked robin in Bloomsburg PA. Never saw one of these birds before and could not find it in our bird book.

Apr 24, 2014
Robin with white ring
by: Anonymous

Marge in Prince Edward Island, canada. I have a robin with a white ring around it's neck in my back yard..April 24, 14. I have never seen one before.
plasma

Apr 12, 2014
robin with white
by: Barb

saw this bird tonite in Seaford Long Island
not afraid of me,hope he stays around


Oct 09, 2013
robin w/white neck ring and white tail tip
by: Anonymous

This is robin looking bird with white ring around neck and white tail tip. In back yard under feeder for over a week in georgia.

May 13, 2013
we have two
by: Anonymous

we have a pair of them raising chicks under our deck. I have a good photo of one but could not post it.. Vernon Hills, IL 5/13/13

May 10, 2013
We have one too
by: Anonymous

We had one last year (we call him RingNeck) and I swear he came back again this year in Pickering ON. Very friendly, will come right up to you at the sound of your voice and take bits of bread on the ground. He brought his chick around last year and they both would sing every morning for their bread. This year he brought a female (who is timid) and they hang in the front yard, building a nest in the evergreen tree.

Apr 28, 2013
Whte Robin
by: Anonymous

We have a white feather robin at our home all white with red breast first we have ever seen in mid Atlantic area.

Apr 23, 2013
Seen a robin like bird with white wings
by: Anonymous

In south central missouri

Apr 18, 2013
April 17, 2013
by: Anonymous

I saw the white ringed neck robin at our feeder this morning in Oakville Ontario.

Apr 18, 2013
April 17, 2013
by: Anonymous

I saw the white ringed neck robin at our feeder this morning in Oakville Ontario.

Apr 13, 2013
white headed robin
by: Anonymous




Looking out in the neighbors back yard , what looked to be a robin with white from the neck up...Macomb Twp MI

Apr 13, 2013
Robin with white wings
by: Anonymous

Also seen it in grabill, Indiana that is about 30 minutes north of Fort Wayne. In Amish country

Apr 07, 2013
Ring necked robin and white in the wings
by: John

I first noticed this robin last summer in a crabapple tree eating the fruit. I took a few pictures.
To my surprise it has returned about a week ago and is here everyday. It only likes the front yard and doesn't venture to the back yard. It was pairing up with two other robins. Very intersting
bird. At the momment it is in the front yard.
Menasha,Wi (noticed most of the sighting were in the northern states)
John K

Apr 05, 2013
Here in NY...
by: Anna

Saw this same large robin with white ring on neck here in Schuylerville, NY.

Apr 01, 2013
Ring neck robin, holt michigan
by: Anonymous

March 31 2013 I spotted this robin with a white ring around his or hers sparring with what looked to be a robin also, but I noticed both of their tails seem to be longer

Mar 31, 2013
Ring neck robon
by: Anonymous

My husband saw this robin with a white neck in our yard in Holt, Michigan this morning. Research on google says it's a ring neck robin!

Mar 31, 2013
New Sighting!
by: Yvonne

I too am seeing this bird! I live in Rochester, Michigan. I can't find anything about it but it's so interesting! It has to be related to the Robin. Please someone tell me what it is!!


Mar 31, 2013
Leucistic white-headed Robin in Ann Arbor, MI
by: Carey Allen

Saw a white head robin in our front yard in Ann Arbor Michigan on March 28, 2013! Got a very fuzzy picture with my cell phone since it was too far away. It had a white head with white wing flight-feathers and some on tail. It was beautiful and seemed to be traveling as part of the crowd with other typical looking robins. It was jumping around in the grass eating and flew up to a tree when we got close. It did seem to get chased off by other robins when it got too close to others in trees.

Mar 26, 2013
Strange looking robin
by: Cheyl

My husband and I saw this same bird this evening in Peebles, Ohio.

Mar 26, 2013
Strange looking robin
by: Cheyl

My husband and I saw this same bird this evening in Peebles, Ohio.

Feb 26, 2013
Feb 26, 2013-extra early robin? white neck ring, in MI
by: Laura

February 26, 2013-It's sleeting heavily outside today, but I had a strange bird at my feeder. I live in Dowling MI and it's very early to see a robin, but I don't know what else it could have been. It had a white ring around its neck, and the wings were tipped in white. It was on the larger side of the average robin. Otherwise, everything else about it looked like a robin-shape, feet, coloring, and beak. It was alone. When it flew away, it had good-sized wing span.

Jan 01, 2013
White tailed Robin
by: Anonymous

Down here in Pa. we've had a Robin with a solid white tail in our back yard for over a week.Never seen anything like it!


Jul 12, 2012
Ring neck robin
by: Swansea sighting

Seen that white ring robin 7/11/12 in Swansea ma

May 20, 2012
what is this bird
by: Linda, Illinois

bird that looks like a robin with white tail, white feathers on legs and white feathers up it's back and on it's head. What is this bird?

Mar 29, 2012
white ring neck robin here..
by: keith

had a robin here with white ring neck, white head feather, red breast , brown wings and partially white tail.. white leg feathers. hmm sounds about like what yu saw , in with a flock off robins in are yard. here in amherst ns.. mar 29/ 2012

Mar 29, 2012
white ring neck robin here..
by: keith

had a robin here with white ring neck, white head feather, red breast , brown wings and partially white tail.. white leg feathers. hmm sounds about like what yu saw , in with a flock off robins in are yard. here in amherst ns.. mar 29/ 2012

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