Saturday, April 20, 2013

Male and Female Robins

American Robins: female (left) and male (right)
Most people don't realize how easy it is to tell male and female robins apart. This photo of two robins in the mud shows clearly how different they are. The female on the left has a light gray back and head, and her breast is a dull reddish-brown. The male has a dark gray back, and his head is almost black. In addition, you can see that the male's breast is a much darker and richer color. Next time you see a group of robins in your yard, try to separate the males from the females. It's not that hard.

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