North Carolina State Bird
Adoption of the North Carolina State Bird
The cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) was adopted as the official state bird of North Carolina on March 4, 1943.
The North Carolina General Statutes
The following information is excerpted from the North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 145, Section 145-2.
Chapter 145: State Symbols and Other Official Adoptions.
Cardinalis cardinalis (Northern Cardinal): University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.
State Bird List: List of all of the state birds.
A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America: Peterson Field Guide: Roger Tory Peterson.
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State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and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: North Carolina General Statutes, (http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/Statutes/Statutes.asp), April 12, 2005
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