Outdoors

American robin

Turdus migratorius

American robins indeed thrive all across the contiguous 48 states and their range also takes them well into Alaska, northern Canada and Mexico.

There's probably not a town, farm or ranch in Kansas where the tweeting calls of robins aren't heard every dawn and dusk.

But as their species name — migratorius — indicates, the birds now in Kansas will migrate southward come fall. No worries, though, because robins of the northern U.S. and Canada often settle into Kansas for the winter.

Though best-known for pulling earthworms from rain-soaked lawns, robins feed on a variety of insects and berries.

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