American robin

• 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.

An American Robin sings while perching on a tree branch during spring time in central Missouri.

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