Michigan State Bird

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Michigan State Bird: American robin

Scientific Name: Turdus migratorius

State Bird Description: The American Robin is one of the most recognizable birds in the United States due to the vast area and numbers of birds that reside in the US during the summer months. The American Robin is a migratory bird that migrates south to Florida, Texas and Mexico during the winter months and returns north during the spring. The American Robin has a brown back and a reddish-orange breast, which varies from a rich red maroon to a lighter orange.

Where It's Found: The American Robin can be found in the vast majority of North America it calls the lower 48 home much of the time and often considered a sign that winter is over and spring is upon us.

Michigan State Bird Dedication: 1931