Pronounced: [ˈrä-bən ]
A robin is a singing bird. In North America the robin has a slate-gray upperpart, a blackish head and tail, and black and whitish streaked throat. It is best known for its reddish breast and underparts. I was surprised to see one perched on top of our fence this past week. Bird watching can make you happy!
Fun facts about robins:
- They like to eat beetle grubs, earthworms, and caterpillars
- They like to eat fruit and berries
- They have an orange-red breast
- They belong to the thrush family
- The average life-span is 2 years
- The robin’s nest consists of long coarse grass, twigs, paper, and feathers
- It is one of the earliest birds to sing at dawn
- There are about 320 million robins in the United States
So, Homeschoolers: sketch an illustration and describe robins.