In other places around the United States, seeing an American Robin signals the end of winter and the beginning of spring. California is a bit different. Since it doesn't snow here (except in the mountains), Robins live here all year! In fact, they're one of the most common winter birds.
This bird is named after the European Robin. But, these two species have very little in common! The only similarity between the two is the red on their belly. Apparently when the first European settlers came to the New World, they spotted these thrushes hopping about and were reminded of the red-breasted birds back home. They called this species "robin" out of homesickness.
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