Alabama State Game Bird
Adoption of the Alabama State Game Bird
The wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) was adopted as the official state game bird by Act No. 80-734 of the Alabama Legislature, effective September 6, 1980.
Other states have adopted the wild turkey as their official game bird:
The Code of Alabama
The following information is excerpted from The Code of Alabama 1975, Title 1, Chapter 2, Section 1-2-17.
State game bird.
The wild turkey is hereby designated and named the official state game bird for the State of Alabama.
(Acts 1980, No. 80-734, p. 1490, §1.)
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey): University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.
Official Alabama Game Bird: from the Alabama Department of Archives & History.
Life History of the Wild Turkey: Forest Management Sheet from the Alabama Forestry Commission.
Alabama's Wild Turkey: Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
State Bird List: List of all of the state birds.
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: Alabama State web site, May 13, 2005
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