American robin just hatched at Seedskadee National Willdife Refuge in Wyoming

An apparently minutes-old robin, its eyes still covered and its feathers still matted, in a straw nest next to a blue eggshell

American robin just hatched at Seedskadee National Willdife Refuge in Wyoming

This American robin chick at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming is altricial. Altricial birds hatch semi-naked or naked – with few feathers or no feathers. They usually are blind. They hatch pretty much helpless. They depend on the parents for food for a period of time.
Image
Photo By/Credit
Tom Koerner/USFWS
Ecosystem
Mountain
Prairie
Media Usage Rights/License
Public Domain
Subject tags
Birds
Wildlife refuges