Wisconsin State Bird: American Robin Turdus migratorius
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The American Robin is a large songbird with a grey back and wings, red under parts, dark head and white eye crescents. The males and females have the same colors except the females are slightly duller.
Robins live in dense forests, grasslands and fields. In winter, we find it in wet woodlands, marshes, urban areas and parks. It prefers open lands with short grass to feed, with trees and bushes to nest and roost.
Robins eat invertebrates, especially earthworms. In the early spring, they may eat fruit, suet, meal worms and cracked sunflower seeds placed on the ground.
Robins will build their nests in a tree or shrub on a horizontal limb, 5 to 20 feet above the ground. The nest will be made from grass with a center layer of mud. Robins will not build their nests in birdhouses, but you can hang breeding platforms for them to nest on. The clutch will contain 3 to 7 eggs with an incubation period of 12 to 14 days.