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Alabama State Game Bird

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo Adopted:1980
Wild Turkey
Alabama State Game Bird: Wild Turkey

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.

Additional Information

Wild Turkey by John James Audubon
Wild Turkey by John James Audubon

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.   Acrobat button

Alabama's Wild Turkey: Lewis B. Moseley, Jr., Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.

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

Turkey Posters and Prints: Numerous posters and prints, framed or not, including art by John James Audubon.

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, (http://www.alabama.gov), May 13, 2005
Source: Legislature of the State of Alabama, (http://www.legislature.state.al.us/), May 13, 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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