Pennsylvania State Game Bird
Adoption of the Pennsylvania State Game Bird
The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) was approved as Pennsylvania's official state game bird by an act of the Pennsylvania Legislature on June 22, 1931.
Pennsylvania has adopted an official state game bird but has not adopted an official state bird.
The following information is excerpted from Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes, Title 71, Part 1, Chapter 6.
Title 71 P.S. State Government
§ 1005. State game bird
The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) is hereby selected, designated and adopted as the State game bird of Pennsylvania.
1931, June 22, P.L. 662, § 1.
71 P.S. § 1005, PA ST 71 P.S. § 1005
Bonasa umbellus (Ruffed Grouse): University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.
State Bird List: List of all of the state birds.
Birds of Pennsylvania: Field Guide: by Stan Tekiela.
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
State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and on some of the leading state histories, Revised Edition - George Earlie Shankle, Ph.D., The H.W. Wilson Company, 1938 (Reprint Services Corp. 1971)
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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