Connecticut State Bird

Connecticut State Bird

Connecticut was the 5th state to get admission into statehood in the US. The official pronouncement happened on January 9 of 1788. Owning Hartford as the capital city, Connecticut is strangely also called the Constitution state. So, which bird species had the honor of becoming the Connecticut state bird, do you think?

What is the state bird of Connecticut?

The General Assembly of Connecticut decided on American Robin as the state bird in 1943. While the name Robin is related to a lot of birds, in case of North America, it is the Thrush.

This Thrush has a reddish-brown plumage, a rounded chest, and usually alerts others of their presence by their happy chirping. The upper part of their body is completely black with complimentary black wings. Their bib is also reddish-brown colored, though it almost looks orange. Among the male and female of the species, though they have the same color, the male is slightly brighter.

  • American Robin


What makes the state bird of Connecticut unusual?

There isn’t especially anything that makes an American Robin stand out more than other bird species. Though they are quite popular, their sweet voice and their appearance when winter ends make everyone happier. They also have a bright orange chest to go with the happiness spotting them can bring to people.

American Robin Migration

Connecticut state bird facts

Let’s take a look at some facts about the Connecticut state bird!

1. In a year, an American Robin is capable of 3 successful broods. When you average it, the success of the young is only 40 percent. Among those, only 25 percent manage to survive by the time November is knocking around the corners. At this point, about half the Robin manages to stay alive by the time next year rolls around. It is quite sad that though the Robins have a lifespan of 14 years, most of them manage to barely touch 6 years at most.

2. In fall and winter, Robins tend to munch lots of fruit. If they eat too much honeysuckle, there is a good chance they might be intoxicated. An intoxicated Robin is certainly a fun sight.

3. Robins actually have a routine about the type of food they are likely to eat depending on the time of the day. For example, they look for earthworms when it’s morning. As the day passes, they start to search for more fruits. As Robins tend to roam around the lawns of people for food, it has been noted that a lot of them become likely to get pesticide poisoning. This is also a large part of the reason Robins died early.

Final Thoughts

The American Robin is such a common sight in the cities of Connecticut. They love the towns and cities. However, you are just as likely to catch them in the mountain areas of Connecticut. Your day would certainly be brighter after listening to the cheery tune of the Connecticut state bird!


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