Utah Bird Profile
American Robin -  Turdus migratorius

Name roots: (HG. hrode, ruod, "fame"; berht, "bright")  (L. turdus, "a thrush"; LL. magirator, "wanderer")

In Utah:

Article by Eric Huish

by Eric Huish
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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a deciduous tree or in a conifer at a height of 10-20 (0-75) feet, in a cup nest. This species is a rare cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is a vermivore: ground gleaner; omnivore: lower-canopy forager. During the non-breeding seasons this species is an omnivore: ground forager; lower-canopy forager.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and urban habitats.
How to find: Contrary to popular opinion this bird is not a harbinger of spring—at least not in Utah County and particularly not this winter (2003-4) in Utah where it is widespread. It has been seen on every Provo CBC beginning in 1973 to the present with the lowest number (19) in 1979 and the highest (2044) in 1990. Since this is a very common yard bird I doubt that detailed descriptions of where to go to find it is needed. ~ Merrill Webb
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