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This is a list of U.S. state birds as designated by each state's legislature. The selection of state birds began in 1927, when the legislatures for Alabama, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Oregon, Texas and Wyoming selected their state birds. The last state to choose its bird was Arizona in 1973. Alaska, California, and South Dakota permit hunting of their state birds. Pennsylvania has adopted a "state game bird" but not a state bird, while Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee have designated an additional "state game bird" for the purpose of hunting. The northern cardinal is the state bird of seven states, followed by the western meadowlark as the state bird of six states. Several states have extinct official animals, such as state dinosaurs in addition to extinct state birds, state insects, state butterflies, state mammals, state reptiles, state marine mammals, etc.

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State State bird Binomial
nomenclature
Image Year
Alabama Northern flicker
(Yellowhammer)
(state bird)
Colaptes auratus   1927[1]
Wild turkey
(state game bird)
Meleagris gallopavo   1980[2]
Alaska Willow ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus   1955[3]
Arizona Cactus wren Campylorhynchus
brunneicapillus
  1973[4]
Arkansas Northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos   1929[5]
California California quail Callipepla californica   1931[6]
Colorado Lark bunting Calamospiza melanocorys   1931[7]
Connecticut American robin Turdus migratorius   1943[8]
Delaware Delaware Blue Hen Gallus gallus 1939[9]
Florida Northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos   1927[10]
Georgia Brown thrasher (state bird) Toxostoma rufum   1928[11]
Bobwhite quail (state game bird) Colinus virginianus   1970[12]
Hawaii Nēnē
or Hawaiian goose
Branta sandvicensis   1957[13]
Idaho Mountain bluebird Sialia currucoides   1931[14]
Illinois Northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis   1929[15]
Indiana Northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis   1933[16]
Iowa Eastern goldfinch
aka American goldfinch
Spinus tristis   1933[17]
Kansas Western meadowlark Sturnella neglecta   1933[18]
Kentucky Northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis   1942[19]
Louisiana Brown pelican Pelecanus occidentalis   1966[20]
Maine Black-capped chickadee Poecile atricapilla   1927[21]
Maryland Baltimore oriole Icterus galbula   1947[22]
Massachusetts Black-capped chickadee
(state bird)
Poecile atricapilla   1941[23]
Wild turkey
(state game bird)
Meleagris gallopavo   1991[24]
Michigan American robin Turdus migratorius   1931[25]
Minnesota Common loon Gavia immer   1961[26]
Mississippi Northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos   1944[27]
Wood duck
(state waterfowl)
Aix sponsa   1974[28]
Missouri Eastern bluebird Sialia sialis   1927[29]
Bobwhite quail (state game bird) Colinus virginianus   2007[30]
Montana Western meadowlark Sturnella neglecta   1941[31]
Nebraska Western meadowlark Sturnella neglecta   1929[32]
Nevada Mountain bluebird Sialia currucoides   1967[33]
New Hampshire Purple finch Carpodacus purpureus   1957[34]
New Jersey Eastern goldfinch Spinus tristis   1935[35]
New Mexico Roadrunner
aka greater roadrunner
Geococcyx californianus   1949[36]
New York Eastern bluebird Sialia sialis   1970[37]
North Carolina Northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis   1943[38]
North Dakota Western meadowlark Sturnella neglecta   1970[39]
Ohio Northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis   1933[40]
Oklahoma Scissor-tailed flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus   1951[41]
Wild turkey (state game bird) Meleagris gallopavo   1990[42]
Oregon Western meadowlark Sturnella neglecta   1927[43]
Pennsylvania Ruffed grouse (state game bird) Bonasa umbellus   1931[44]
Rhode Island Rhode Island Red Gallus gallus   1954[45]
South Carolina Northern mockingbird
(former state bird)
Mimus polyglottos   1939 -
1948[46]
Carolina wren Thryothorus ludovicianus   1948[46]
Wild turkey
(state wild game bird)
Meleagris gallopavo   1976[47]
South Dakota Ring-necked pheasant Phasianus colchicus   1943[48]
Tennessee Northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos   1933[49]
Bobwhite quail
(state wild game bird)
Colinus virginianus   1987[50]
Texas Northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos   1927[51]
Utah California gull Larus californicus   1955[52]
Vermont Hermit thrush Catharus guttatus   1941[53]
Virginia Northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis   1950[54]
Washington Willow goldfinch
A.K.A American goldfinch
Spinus tristis   1951[55]
West Virginia Northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis   1949[56]
Wisconsin American robin Turdus migratorius   1949[57]
Wyoming Western meadowlark Sturnella neglecta   1927[58]
D.C. & U.S. Territories State bird Binomial
nomenclature
Image Year
District of Columbia Wood thrush Hylocichla mustelina   1938[59]
Guam Guam rail Gallirallus owstoni    ?
Northern Mariana Islands Mariana fruit-dove Ptilinopus roseicapilla    ?
Puerto Rico Puerto Rican spindalis Spindalis portoricensis    ?
U.S. Virgin Islands Bananaquit Coereba flaveola   1970

ReferencesEdit

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  39. ^ "North Dakota State Bird". North Dakota State Bird Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta. Netstate. 
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  43. ^ "Oregon State Bird". Oregon State Bird Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta. Netstate. 
  44. ^ "Pennsylvania State Game Bird". Official State Game Birds. NSTATE, LLC. 
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  52. ^ "Utah State Bird". Utah State Bird California Gull Larus californicus. Netstate. 
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  55. ^ "Symbols of Washington State". Washington State Legislature. Archived from the original on 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2007-03-11. 
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