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New Jersey State Bird
Adoption of the New Jersey State Bird
The eastern goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) was adopted as the official state bird of New Jersey by an act of the One Hundred and Fifty-ninth Legislature of the State of New Jersey on June 27, 1935.
The eastern goldfinch is now referred to as the American goldfinch.
The New Jersey Statutes
The following information is excerpted from the New Jersey Statutes, Title 52, Section 52:9A-1.
TITLE 52 - STATE GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICERS.
The eastern goldfinch is hereby designated as the New Jersey state bird.
Carduelis tristis (American Goldfinch): University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.
State Bird List: List of all of the state birds.
Birds of New Jersey: Field Guide: by Stan Tekiela.
A Guide to Bird Finding in New Jersey: by William J. Boyle, Jr.
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State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and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: New Jersey Legislature, (http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/), April 11, 2005
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