Mississippi State Waterfowl
Adoption of the Mississippi State Waterfowl
The Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) was designated the State Waterfowl of Mississippi, Chapter 551, General Laws of Mississippi of 1974.
The Mississippi Statutes
The following information is excerpted from the Mississippi Statutes, Title 3, Chapter 3, Section 3-3-25.
TITLE 3. STATE SOVEREIGNTY, JURISDICTION AND HOLIDAYS.
The wood duck (Aix sponsa) is hereby designated the state waterfowl of Mississippi.
Sources: Laws, 1974, ch. 551, § 5, eff from and after passage (approved April 12, 1974).
Aix sponsa (Wood Duck): University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.
Wood Ducks in Mississippi: Mississippi State University Extension Service.
State Bird List: List of all of the state birds.
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: The Mississippi Code, (http://www.sos.state.ms.us/pubs/mscode/), May 20, 2005
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