Oklahoma State Game Bird
Adoption of the Oklahoma State Game Bird
The wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) was adopted, by the Oklahoma Legislature, as the official game bird of the Oklahoma on January 30, 1990.
Other states have adopted the wild turkey as their official game bird:
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey): University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.
Oklahoma's Turkeys: Information about hunting wild turkeys in Oklahoma from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
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: Oklahoma State web site, (http://www.ok.gov), May 17, 2005
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