Ohio State Bird
Adoption of the Ohio State Bird
The cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) was approved by the General Assembly and adopted as the official state bird of Ohio on March 2, 1933.
The Ohio Revised Code
The following information is excerpted from the Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 5, Section 5.03.
The bird, cardinalis cardinalis, commonly known as the "cardinal," is the official bird of the state.
HISTORY: GC § 29-1; 115 v 35; Bureau of Code Revision. Eff 10-1-53.
Cardinalis cardinalis (Northern Cardinal): University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.
State Bird List: List of all of the state birds.
Birds of Ohio: by James S. McCormac and Gregory Kennedy.
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State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and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: Ohio Revised Code, (http://onlinedocs.andersonpublishing.com/oh/lpExt.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp=PORC), April 13, 2005
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