Singing Your Own Song

Robin's song traditionally heralds the arrival of spring and of new growth. The song of the robin is a cheery, rolling trill. It seems that the song helps it establish its territory. Two males in the same area will puff up and sing with all thier force. Fights over territory are usually in song. Physical confrontations are more symbolic and usually without injury.

Robin parents share in feeding their young - on an average of once every twelve minutes. This is necessary since young robins are born without feathers. It takes several months of growth before young robins are able to take care of themselves. This speaks highly of the tenacity of the robin, and its dedication to the family unit.

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