AMERICAN ROBIN

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Robin (Turdus migratorius)

AMERICAN ROBIN (Turdus migratorius) [Western Robin]

Western populations are often paler than eastern populations and have almost no white at the tail corners.


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1927 Santa Barbara Island:Turdus migratorius propinquus. Western Robin. Several were seen by [O.W.] Howard.” [“Through the generosity of Mr. Silsby M. Spalding who placed at our disposal his splendid cruiser Padariva I the writer accompanied by H. W. Carriger, Dudley DeGroot and 0. W. Howard was enabled to spend the period from March 25 to April 5, 1927, inclusive, among the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California.”]
Pemberton, J. R. Additions to the known avifauna of the Santa Barbara Islands The Condor 30(2):144-148, March-April 1928


1927 Santa Rosa Island:Turdus migratorius propinquus. Western Robin. [Dudley] DeGroot saw on April 4 a flock of about twenty on the higher ground of the western side of Belcher's [sic] Bay.”
Pemberton, J. R. Additions to the known avifauna of the Santa Barbara Islands The Condor 30(2):144-148, March-April 1928




ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Nicolas Island Paul Collins SBMNH December 9, 1994 SBMNH-6502 Turdus migratorius Birds


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Catalina Island P. I. Osburn MCZ February 18, 1910 MCZ-318612 Turdus migratorius propinquus Birds
Santa Catalina Island P. I. Osburn MCZ February 18, 1910 MCZ-318613 Turdus migratorius propinquus Birds
Santa Catalina Island P. I. Osburn SDNHM February 18, 1910 SDNHM-11721 Turdus migratorius propinquus Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 24, 1920 UCLA-3450 Turdus migratorius propinquus Birds
Santa Catalina Island George Willett LACM January 24, 1941 LACM-19824 Turdus migratorius propinquus Birds
Santa Catalina Island George Willett LACM January 27, 1941 LACM-19825 Turdus migratorius propinquus Birds


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Cruz Island George Frank Breninger MCZ February 13, 1895 MCZ-312139 Turdus migratorius propinquus Birds
Santa Cruz Island George Frank Breninger SBMNH February 13, 1895 MCZ-312140 Turdus migratorius propinquus Birds
Santa Cruz Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA March 30, 1920 UCLA-3767 Turdus migratorius propinquus Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA March 30, 1920 UCLA-21854 Turdus migratorius propinquus Birds


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Rosa Island Paul Collins SBMNH November 14, 1986 SBMNH-AV-5294 Turdus migratorius Birds





In the News~

July 1923:Planesticus migratorius propinquis (Ridgway). Western Robin. The Western Robin has already been recorded from Santa Catalina by Harry Harris (Condor, XXI, 1919, p. 172). In view of the scarcity of records for this island, it is perhaps pardonable to record an additional adult female, taken at White's Landing, January 24, 1920. On Santa Cruz Island, a flock of about 10 birds, from which a female was collected, was found in the oaks near the main ranch, back of Prisoner's [sic] Harbor, March 30, 1920. Mr. Fred Caire, the owner of the island, as well as several residents, stated that robins were present by hundreds during the early winter of that year.”

  • [1923 Dickey, D. R. and A. J. Van Rossem Additional notes from the coastal islands of Southern California in The Condor 25(4):126-129 July p. 129]
[original in SCIF archives]