North Dakota State Bird
Adoption of the North Dakota State Bird
The western meadowlark, or meadowlark, (Sturnella neglecta) was adopted as the official state bird of North Dakota in 1947.
At the time of its adoption as the state bird, the western meadowlark was referred to simply as the "meadowlark."
The North Dakota Century Code
The following information is excerpted from the North Dakota Century Code, Title 54, Chapter 2, Section 54-02-06.
TITLE 54 STATE GOVERNMENT.
Western Meadowlark: Cornell Lab of Ornithology: All About Birds.
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State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and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 Dakota Century Code, (http://www.state.nd.us/lr/information/statutes/cent-code.html), April 12, 2005
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