Missouri State Bird
Adoption of the Missouri State Bird
The bluebird (Sialia sialis) was adopted as the state bird of Missouri by an act of the Missiouri General Assembly on March 30, 1927.
The Missouri Revised Statutes
The following information is excerpted from the Missouri Revised Statutes, Title 2, Chapter 10, Section 10.010.
TITLE II SOVEREIGNTY, JURISDICTION AND EMBLEMS
10.010. The native "bluebird" (Sialia Sialis) is selected for and shall be known as the official bird of the state of Missouri.
(RSMo 1939 § 15439, RSMo 1949 § 10.070, A.L. 1957 p. 726)
Prior revision: 1929 § 14314
Sialia sialis (Eastern Bluebird): University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.
State Bird List: List of all of the state birds.
Birds of Missouri: Field Guide: by Stan Tekiela.
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State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and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: Missouri Revised Statutes, (http://www.moga.state.mo.us/statutesearch/), April 11, 2005
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