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Wauer, Roland H. The American Robin.
- The American Robin
- Wauer, Roland H.
- Corrie Herring Hooks Series, No. 39
- University of Texas Press, Austin
- 0292791232 (Hardcover)
- color photographs
- Table of Contents
- Acknowledgments vii
Robin Facts and Fiction 9
Other North American Thrushes 33
American Robin Behavior 35
Life History 45
Enemies and Threats 71
Inviting Robins to Your Home 83
In Closing 85
- essays, American Robin, Turdus migratorius, outdoors, nature, birdwatching, ecology, birds, biology
- English (en)
- From the Dust Jacket
- The American Robin is North America's most widespread songbird, with a range extending from Alaska, Canada, and Newfoundland to the highlands of Mexico and Guatemala.
Its ruddy red breast and cheerful song have made it one of our most beloved birdsas American as apple pie, as familiar a harbinger of spring as the first daffodil.
Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin have chosen the American Robin as their state bird, while a pair of robins grace the Canadian two-dollar bill.
In this book, Roland Wauer offers a complete natural history of the American Robin for a popular audience.
Combining his own observations as a field naturalist with data gleaned from the scientific literature, he describes the American Robin from every angleappearance and biology, distribution, behavior, life cycle, and enemies and threats.
In addition, he explores the legends and lore surrounding robins ("Whoever kills a robin redbreast will never have good luck were they to live a thousand years") and offers suggestions for attracting robins to your yard with favorite foods, water, landscape plantings, and nesting places.
One of the few native North American birds that has benefited from human development, the American Robin has always appeared wherever a farmer broke up the hard prairie sod or a city offered suburban neighborhoods, parks, gardens, and orchards.
For everyone who wants to learn more about this most adaptable and friendly bird, The American Robin is the perfect place to start.
A retired National Park Service part interpreter, scientist, and resource specialist, Roland H. Wauer is the author of several books, including A Birder's West Indies: An Island-by-Island Tour, For All Seasons: A Big Bend Journal, Naturalist's Mexico, and A Field Guide to the Birds of the Big Bend.
He lives in Victoria, Texas.
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