Photography of Birds – Set # 271
Set # 271
The American Robin bird breeds throughout most of North America, from Alaska and Canada southward to northern Florida and Mexico. While robins occasionally overwinter in the northern part of the United States and southern Canada, most migrate to winter south of Canada from Florida and the Gulf Coast to central Mexico, as well as along the Pacific Coast.
Eastern towhees seem to prefer sites with characteristics generally associated with early successional vegetation, such as low canopy cover and dense understory. Negative correlations between eastern towhee abundance and various measurements of overstory density have been found in several studies. Average density of eastern towhees across 6 habitat types in Pennsylvania was significantly (p<0.05) negatively correlated with density of overstory trees and basal area of overstory trees.
© HJ Ruiz – Avian101
How timely to see your beautiful well-fed Robin! We just came from visiting family in the suburbs of Chicago and saw many chubby Robins hopping around in the yard. We don’t see them often here in Florida, but I will say that the first time I thought I saw an eastern towhee here, it was actually a Robin!😅
Thank you very much, Carol. One reason I show two birds that resemble each other is so people can notice the differences and remember for the next time. 🙂
I’d imagine that at a quick glance these two are also difficult to distinguish, H.J? Your lovely images make it easy to spot the differences though.
After a while, looking at these birds so many times, it would compare to you looking at an elephant vs. a hippo. Thanks, D. 🙂