American robin

Turdus migratorius

American robins indeed thrive all across the contiguous 48 states and their range also takes them well into Alaska, northern Canada and Mexico.

There's probably not a town, farm or ranch in Kansas where the tweeting calls of robins aren't heard every dawn and dusk.

But as their species name — migratorius — indicates, the birds now in Kansas will migrate southward come fall. No worries, though, because robins of the northern U.S. and Canada often settle into Kansas for the winter.

Though best-known for pulling earthworms from rain-soaked lawns, robins feed on a variety of insects and berries.