One of the most common and well adapted birds in Ontario, the Robin is our harbinger of spring and lives in all terrains from cities to forests like this one.
Here are a few facts about the Robin:
1) The Robin is one of the first birds to sing in the morning.
2) They will roost,along with other birds like starlings or blackbirds, in flocks up to 250M birds. It's unclear whether this is a social thing or merely a getting together to avoid predators ,or obtain food.
3) The Robin has an expandable esophagus to allow for food storage.
4) The Robin is a dedicated worker making up to 180 trips per day to build its nest.
The most astounding fact is the Robin is not a Robin at all , but a member of the thrush family, and is the largest one at that.
All fact are from: http://www.hww.ca/hww2.asp?id=25 Who's Who in The Hinterland.
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