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Connecticut State Bird:

American Robin in tulips - click to see all state birds
American robin in tulips photo © Richard Mousel / CritterZone (used by permission - contact CritterZone Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography for commercial application license or any use). All state birds - National Bird

American Robin

See American Robin Video below

Connecticut designated the American Robin (Turdus migratorius) as state bird in 1943. The Robin is also the official state bird of Michigan and Wisconsin. Robins are a true thrush and one of America's favorite songbirds. Migratory robins are watched for each year as the heralder of spring, but many spend the entire winter in New England swamps, roosting in evergreens and feeding on winter berries.

Robins were named by early settlers after the familiar robin red- breast of Europe (a bird with similar markings that is not closely related to the American Robin). The most widespread thrush in North America (because of its adaptation to human- modified habitats), robins are a familiar backyard bird often observed pulling up earthworms on suburban lawns.

male American robin - click to see all state birds
Photo of American robin © Richard Mousel (used by permission - contact CritterZone Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography for commercial application license or any use)

The American robin has many vocalizations - rich songs composed of long phrases and "whinny" and "tut" calls. The female is muted in color compared to the male.

American robin (male) - click to see all state bird symbols
Male American Robin photo © Richard Mousel / CritterZone (used by permission - contact CritterZone Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography for commercial application license or any use)

Source:
State of Connecticut Symbols: Connecticut official website
State Bird - American Robin: CT.GOV
American robin: All about Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
American robin: Student Questions - Expert answers
Links:
American robin - Turdus migratorius: USGS
Michigan State Symbols: Discover Michigan
All state birds - National Bird

    

 

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