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Oklahoma State Game Bird

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo Adopted:January 30, 1990
Wild Turkey
Oklahoma State Game Bird: Wild Turkey

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:

Additional Information

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
Source: State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide, Third Edition - Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Greenwood Press, 2002

 
To Massachusetts State Game Bird. To Pennsylvania State Gane Bird.

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