What is the State Bird of Connecticut?

What is the State Bird of Connecticut?CONNECTICUT - Among the many birds in Connecticut, one of the most common is the American Robin.  It has a brown back, a gray upper body, and a black head. The bill is yellow, and its legs are placed near the rear of the body.

What is the State Bird of Connecticut?
Photo: American Robin (Wiki)

 Connecticut's State Bird: The Familiar and Beloved American Robin

One of Connecticut's most easily recognized avian residents is the American Robin, proudly designated as the state bird. This member of the true thrush family is a familiar sight across the United States and Canada. Here's what makes it so unique:


  • Size: Medium-sized songbird with a wingspan of 12-16 inches and weighing 2-3 ounces.
  • Coloring: Brownback, gray upper body, black head, and a bright, reddish-orange chest (males are slightly more vibrant than females).
  • Distinguishing Features: Yellow bill, white undertail, and a broken white eye-ring.

Behavior and Habitat

  • Diet: Loves earthworms, insects, and berries, often seen foraging on lawns.
  • Song: Cheerful, repetitive song, a welcome spring and summer sound.
  • Nesting: Lays distinctive blue eggs and raises to three broods per year.
  • Range: Found throughout the United States and Canada, thriving in various habitats, including backyards.

Fascinating Facts

  • Loyalty: Robins are known for their strong family bonds and return to the same nesting sites year after year.
  • Speed and Agility: Excellent at catching prey on the ground, using quick movements and keen eyesight.
  • Lifespan: While most young robins don't survive long, those that do can live up to 14 years.

The American Robin symbolizes the changing seasons and resilience. Its bright plumage and cheerful song make it a beloved backyard visitor and a fitting emblem for Connecticut.