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New Mexico State Bird

Chaparral Bird Geococcyx californianus Adopted:March 16, 1949
New Mexico State Bird
New Mexico State Bird: Chaparral Bird (Geococcyx californianus)

Adoption of the New Mexico State Bird

The chaparral bird, or roadrunner, was adopted as the official state bird of New Mexico on March 16, 1949.

The New Mexico Statutes

The following information is excerpted from the New Mexico Statutes, Chapter 12, Article 3, Section 12-3-4.

Additional Information

Geococcyx californianus (Greater Roadrunner): University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.

State Bird List: List of all of the state birds.

A Field Guide to Western Birds: 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


Source: New Mexico Statutes, (http://www.conwaygreene.com/NewMexico.htm), April 12, 2005
Source: State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide, Third Edition - Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Greenwood Press, 2002

 
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