The American robin is one of the most common birds around here, yet I seem to be unable to take a good picture of one.
Finally on the grounds of the Toronto Zoo I was able to get close enough to take these pictures, which are still not great.
The American robin is a songbird and like many of its relatives it eats mainly insects and various berries. American robins are not closely related to the European robin they just look superficially similar.
American Robin on All About Birds.
American robin on Wikipedia.