Rufous-backed Robin

Other Names: Rufous-backed Robin

Distribution: Pacific coastal mountains of Mexico; introduced to Mexico City and Oaxaca.

Description:

Size: 24 cm in length with a 41 cm wingspan. Weighs an avearge of 74 g.

Plumage: Adult males have a rufous or olive-red upper back that gives the species its name, which contrasts with the grayish head, neck, and rump. The chest and flanks are also brick red. The belly and undertail feathers are white and the throat is white with black streaks. Females are  somewhat duller-colored than males but otherwise similar. Juveniles have black streaks on the underside.

The legs are peach, the bill is yellow, and the eyes are black with a yellow to orange eyering.

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Rufous-backed Robin

Rufous-backed Robin

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Eats
currants
nut-meal
raisins
Regions
arizona
california
mexico
nevada
new mexico
texas
utah
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
Forests
Urban
Color
gray
rust
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
thrushes - turdidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern