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Georgia State Game Bird

Bobwhite Quail Colinus virginianus Adopted:1970
Georgia State Game Bird
Georgia State Game Bird: Bobwhite Quail

Adoption of the Georgia State Game Bird

In 1970, the bobwhite quail was chosen as the official state game bird by a Joint Resolution of the Georgia General Assembly on March 20, 1970.

Joint Resolution of the Georgia General Assembly

March 20, 1970

Two other states have adopted the bobwhite quail as an official game bird:

The Georgia Code

The following information is excerpted from the Georgia Code, Title 50, Chapter 3, Section 50-3-51.

Additional Information

Georgia Wildlife License Plate
Georgia Wildlife License Plate

Colinus virginianus (Bobwhite Quail): University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.

Bobwhite Quail Fact Sheet: from the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

About the Bobwhite Quail Initiative: from the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

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

A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America: 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: Carl Vinson Institute of Government, The University of Georgia, (http://www.cviog.uga.edu/), May 20, 2005
Source: Georgia Code, (http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/GaCode/index.htm), May 20, 2005
Source: State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide, Third Edition - Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Greenwood Press, 2002

 
To Alabama State Game Bird. To Massachusetts State Game Bird.

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