Update Male or Female? Journey North

How can you tell a female from a male robin? Look at their plummage. A female's feathers will appear faded and washed out compared to the darker, richer colors of a male. When you can identify individual robins, you can look for similarities and differences in their behavior, too.

"Noticed a male in the birdbath and a waiting female several feet away, on a branch. The male then went to the lawn and the female went in the birdbath for a minute. Then she went to the lawn and he went back to the birdbath," reported Tedd Stawski from New Kensington, Pennsylvania on March 29th.

How can you tell male or female robin?

Judy Bostow

 

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