An American robin hatchling instinctively responds to sound by opening up as another struggles to emerge from its shell in a nest in a tree on a lawn in Newport. Photo: Mark Hibbs
Robins are fairly common or common in all coastal North Carolina counties, according to the Carolina Bird Club, but are uncommon or rare on barrier islands during the breeding season. Lawns and farmlands are their main breeding habitat, rather than most forested areas, making them as well adapted to man’s presence as any native bird.
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