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The American robin (Turdus migratorius) is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. This bird lives throughout North America, but can be found in Canada and Mexico as well. It inhabits woodlands, fields, parks, gardens and yards. The American robin is the largest thrush in North America. It is 9-10 inches (23-25.5 cm) long. It was mistakenly called a robin due to its similarities with the European robin. This beautiful bird has a reddish orange chest, while its body is grayish-brown. The head and tail are black, and the bill is yellow. Females are duller in color. The American robin is the official state bird of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin. This bird can be used as an indicator of chemical pollution. A rise in robin deaths in a certain area can indicate signs of pollution. American robins are federally protected.


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