Arkansas State Bird
Adoption of the State Bird
The mocking bird, or mockingbird, was adopted by the Forty-seventh General Assembly of Arkansas by House Concurrent Resolution No. 22 on March 5, 1929. The resolution read, in part:
The Arkansas Code (Non annotated)
The following information is excerpted from the Arkansas Code (Non annotated), Title 1, Chapter 2, Section 1-4-118.
TITLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
The mockingbird is declared and everywhere recognized as the state bird of the State of Arkansas.
History. House Concurrent Resolution No. 22, Acts 1929.
Mimus polyglottos (Northern Mockingbird): University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.
State Bird List: List of all of the state birds.
A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America: by Roger Tory Peterson.
Bird Feeders and Accessories: Backyard Birding > Bird Feeders & Accessories from Amazon.com.
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.
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State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and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: The Arkansas Code (Non annotated), (http://188.8.131.52/data/ar_code.asp), April 6, 2005
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