American Robin

The bird that most people associate with Spring is the American Robin.

Although in other parts of Minnesota, if there is a food source, some Robins have been staying around in the winter. Robins switch over to fruits and seeds in the winter when insects aren’t available.

The Latin name for the American Robin is Turdus migratorius.

The first word is Turdus and that is the name for the family group Thrush. The American Robin is a Thrush. The species name is migratorius and that refers to a migratory bird.

Roughly translated, that would be a migrating turd. Ha! just kidding.

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