Maryland State Bird
Adoption of the Maryland State Bird
The Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) was adopted by and act of the Maryland General Assembly in 1947. Special provisions were made for the bird's protection as well.
The Maryland Statutes
The following information is excerpted from the Maryland Statutes, State Government, Title 13, Subtitle 3, Section 13-302.
The Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) is the State bird.
Icterus galbula (Baltimore Oriole): 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State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and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: Maryland Statutes, (http://mlis.state.md.us/#stat), April 10, 2005
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