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Mississippi State Waterfowl

Wood Duck Aix sponsa Adopted:1974
Mississippi State Waterfowl: Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
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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.

Additional Information

Mississippi State Waterfowl
Mississippi State Waterfowl: Wood Duck hen and drake

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
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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