8 Interesting Facts About Clay Colored Robins


The Clay-colored Robin is a small, common Middle American bird. In Costa Rica, it can be easily found in Manuel Antonio National Park and Cahuita National Park. They are also known for “calling the rain”, finding out why, and many more facts about Clay Colored Robins.

One of the favorite birds of the Costa Rican bird watcher due to its melodious song that calls for rain (as they said. Among the diverse and vast animals you can find in Costa Rica, the Clay Colored Robins are sure one of the most popular for wildlife viewing. It is fascinating to see animals in wildlife places, but Costa Rica makes it better.

There are tons of facts about the animals we’re used to that we totally ignore, that’s why I put up a post to talk about eight of the best facts about Clay Colored Robins. If you’re interested in wildlife and traveling, I advise you plan an eco-friendly trip, that way your impact on the habitat those animals live in is way less than usual.

8 Clay Colored Robins Facts

1. Clay-colored Robins from humid regions are darker than those from dry regions.

2. The plumage is brownish, somewhat lighter below than above, the lightest on the flanks.

3. Male and female are about the same length, although some females might be smaller. They can be 23–27 cm.

4. In 1977, the Costa Rican Government chose the clay-colored robin as a national symbol due to its strong and melodious song. It is also known as yigirro.


5. Currently, the conservation rating for the Clay-colored Robin is the least concern.

6. The female lays 2 to 4 pale blue eggs with red-brown and gray markings. During this time she gets aggressive in defense of her nest, otherwise, they are not territorial.

7. Just before the rainy season, males sing nonstop to let others know that the territory is taken, that is why some people say that they are calling the rain. When he has established its territory, it will fight anything that comes close, even squirrels.

8. Their mating season is between March and July and May.

Last Updated on September 12, 2023

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