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Iowa State Bird

Eastern Goldfinch Carduelis tristis Adopted:1933
Iowa State Bird
Iowa State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

Adoption of the Iowa State Bird

Concurrent Resolution No. 22, designating the eastern goldfinch (Spinus tristis tristia) the official state bird of Iowa, was approved by the Iowa House of Representatives on Mary 21 and the Iowa Senate on March 22, 1933.

Concurrent Resolution No. 22 read, in part:

About the Iowa State Bird

The eastern goldfinch, adopted by the 1933 Iowa Legislature and recorded as Spinus tristis tristia, is now referred to as the American goldfinch and has been classified as Carduelis tristis.

The Iowa Code

The state bird was approved by Concurrent Resolution and is not part of the Iowa Code.

Additional Information

Iowa State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
Courtesy of BirdCinema.com

Carduelis tristis (American Goldfinch): University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.

State Bird List: List of all of the state birds.

State Birds & Flowers 1000-pc Puzzle: Created at the request of The National Wildlife Federation this design is a beautiful and informative puzzle featuring every state bird perched on the appropriate state flower.

Bird Feeders and Accessories: Backyard Birding > Bird Feeders & Accessories from Amazon.com.

State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide, Third Edition - Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Greenwood Press, 2002

State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and on some of the leading state histories, Revised Edition - George Earlie Shankle, Ph.D., The H.W. Wilson Company, 1938 (Reprint Services Corp. 1971)


Source: State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide, Third Edition - Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Greenwood Press, 2002
Source: State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: Revised Edition (Reprint)- George Earlie Shankle, Ph.D., The H.W. Wilson Company, 1938

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