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Synonyms for robin

small Old World songbird with a reddish breast

large American thrush having a rust-red breast and abdomen

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obs.), and an American robin was seen carrying a juvenile common garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis (Jayne and Bennett, 1990).
Bobolinks had the lowest overall predation rate (22%) and among the passerines, American robins had the highest (50%).
We observed American Robins at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois starting on 8 February 2011 when a blizzard occurred in central Illinois with temperatures reaching a low of -12[degrees]C and snow accumulation of 30.5 cm.
mosquitoes for blood meals from American robins. Because clay-colored thrushes were not highly competent hosts for strains of WNV from Mexico, preference of infected Culex spp.
Data from one microbe, Escherichia coli 8739, revealed that American robins (Turdus migratorius) had significantly lower bactericidal capacity than house sparrows (Passer domesticus) or gray catbirds (Dumetella carolinensis).
It was the third win for East Riffa, who were relying on their experienced American Robins William, besides local talents like Abdulla Saeed, Abbas Ahmed, Mohammed Al Qattan and Mohamed Abdulla.
Popular offerings include sugar water for hummingbirds and tanagers; live mealworms for bluebirds and American robins; orange halves for orioles; sunflower seeds for grosbeaks, jays, northern cardinals, and chickadees; and nyjer (thistle) seed for finches, pine siskins, and redpolls.
Marine geologists found that recent heavy hurricane activity was probably not due to global warming, and North American populations of crows, blue jays, titmice, wrens, chickadees, and American robins have dropped significantly as a result of the West Nile virus.
Declining and not rebounding were American crows, American robins, Eastern bluebirds, black-capped chickadees, Carolina chickadees, and tufted titmice, she and her colleagues report in the June 7 Nature.--S.M.
Mine plots showed significantly higher densities of American robins Turdus migratorius, horned larks, rock ptarmigan Lagopus mutus, semipalmated plovers Charadrius semipalmatus, and white-crowned sparrows Zonotrichia leucophrys (Table 2), as well as Lapland longspurs, in 1999 ([F.sub.1.9] = 18.87, p < 0.01).
The birds I observe frequently include American robins, house sparrows, house finches, tree swallows, American goldfinches, mourning doves, and house wrens.
American robins are members of the thrush family and fly south from North America each autumn but very few ever make it across the Atlantic.
A crosser of geographic, professional, ideological, and literary boundaries, the American Robins became a highly successful London actress famous for her portrayal of Ibsen's heroines.
I see evidence of nesting by fox squirrels, blue jays, American robins, and Baltimore orioles.
Then enjoy the pleasant walk back to Yonge Street through Queens Park with its hordes of virtually-tame black squirrels and North American robins.
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