Illinois State Bird
Adoption of the Illinois State Bird
The cardinal was adopted as the state bird of Illinois on June 4, 1929 by an act of the Fifty-sixth General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
The Illinois Compiled Statutes
The following information is excerpted from the Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 5, Section 460/10.
CHAPTER 5 - GENERAL PROVISIONS.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)
Cardinalis cardinalis (Northern Cardinal): University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.
State Bird List: List of all of the state birds.
Birds of Illinois: by Sheryl Devore, Steven D. Bailey and Gregory Kennedy
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State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and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: sourceDescription, (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp), April 7, 2005
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