Kentucky State Bird
Adoption of the Kentucky State Bird
The Kentucky cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), commonly known as the red bird, was officially selected as the state bird of Kentucky by a resolution of the Senate of Kentucky, the House of Representatives concurring, approved on February 26, 1926.
The bird was chosen because it is a native of the State of Kentucky.
The Kentucky Revised Statutes
The following information is excerpted from the Kentucky Revised Statutes, Title 1, Chapter 2, Section 2.080.
TITLE I - SOVEREIGNTY AND JURISDICTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH.
The native redbird, commonly known as the Kentucky cardinal (cardinalis), is the official state bird of Kentucky.
Effective: October 1, 1942
Cardinalis cardinalis (Northern Cardinal): 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State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and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: Kentucky Revised Statutes, (http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Statrev/frontpg.htm), April 9, 2005
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