The American robin (Turdus migratorius) is a migratory songbird of the thrush family whose range includes almost all of the North American continent. According to some sources, the American robin ranks behind only the red-winged blackbird as the most abundant extant land bird in North America.
Robins are known for their orange breast, cheery song, and early appearance at the end of winter. Indeed, this bird was photographed on a late winter day in mid-March in northern Illinois, while the weather was still cold and snowy.
Because these birds are so common, I think that their beauty is often overlooked or taken for granted.
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