Black headed, red breasted American Thrush on Flickr.
Young robins can be confusing if only for a minute or two.
This one doesn’t have the typical black head and red breast of an adult.
It has a disk like patch on its cheek reminiscent of several other thrushes.
Robins, like some other birds have regional variations of songs.
We once followed an odd looking bird with a some what familiar song for 30 minutes in South Carolina.
It turned out to a robin.
Well a birder can’t follow a robin for 30 minutes trying to identify it so it became a black headed, red breasted American thrush
Robins eat a lot of fruit in fall and winter. When they eat honeysuckle berries exclusively, they sometimes become intoxicated.
The oldest recorded American Robin was 13 years and 11 months old.
Massasauga rattlesnake identification guide
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