• Species: American robin.
• Scientific name: Turdus migratorius.
• Nicknames: None.
• Claim to fame: The American robin is one of North America’s best-known songbirds. Long acclaimed as a harbinger of spring, this orange-breasted bird has been honored in songs and poetry for generations.
The American robin is the state bird of Michigan, Virginia, Connecticut and Wisconsin.
• Species status: In addition to being a much-publicized bird, robins are abundant in many parts of the country, including Missouri.