American robin
Turdus migratorius


Identification Tips:


  • Length: 8.5 inches
  • Black to dark gray head
  • Broken eye ring
  • Dull red breast and belly
  • White undertail coverts
  • Gray upperparts
  • Streaked throat
  • Thin yellow bill
  • Sexes similar-female somewhat paler
  • Winter plumage is somewhat paler than Summer plumage
  • Juveniles have spotted, whiter breasts
  • Common in residential areas where it often forages on lawns
  • Often sings very early in morning
  • Often found in large flocks outside of breeding season

Similar species:


The American Robin is a common occupant of residential areas during the
breeding season. In Fall and Winter, it can be found in large, somewhat
nomadic flocks in areas with lots of fruiting trees. The very rare
Rufous-backed Robin (southwestern United States) has a rufous, not gray, back.
The Varied Thrush has a dark band across its breast and orange wing bars.


Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Source: USGS



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APA style
State Bird of Connecticut. (2014, December 30). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 07:06, April 5, 2020, from https://statereports.com/state-bird-connecticut/
MLA style
classbrain, “State Bird of Connecticut.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 30 December 2014, 16:22 UTC. . 5 Apr 2020 <https://statereports.com/state-bird-connecticut/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'State Bird of Connecticut', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 30 December 2014, 16:22 UTC, <https://statereports.com/state-bird-connecticut/> [accessed 5 April 2020]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “State Bird of Connecticut.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/state-bird-connecticut/ [accessed April 5, 2020].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, State Bird of Connecticut [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 December 30, 16:22 UTC [cited 2020 Apr 5]. Available from: https://statereports.com/state-bird-connecticut/.
Bluebook style
State Bird of Connecticut, https://statereports.com/state-bird-connecticut/ (last visited Apr. 5, 2020).
AMA style
classbrain, State Bird of Connecticut. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 30, 2014, 16:22 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/state-bird-connecticut/. Accessed April 5, 2020.