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State Birds of the U.S.- Part Three

Updated on May 15, 2015

50 State Birds of the U. S.- Part Three

In the United States, each state legislature is responsible for selecting its state bird. The selection of state birds began in 1927, when the legislatures for Alabama, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Oregon, Texas and Wyoming selected their state birds. The last state to choose its bird was New York in 1970. Many states are represented by same bird, so although there are 50 states in the U. S., there are just 29 different state birds. The following list is arranged by popularity, that is, the number of times each bird has been selected for state representation, along with the bird's year of selection. This lens is the third and final of the collection.

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Purple Finch

Purple Finch
Purple Finch

Purple Finch

The Purple Finch is the state bird of New Hampshire (1957).

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Ring-necked Pheasant

Ring-necked Pheasant
Ring-necked Pheasant

Ring-necked Pheasant

The Ring-Necked Pheasant is the state bird of South Dakota (1943).

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Rhode Island Red

Rhode Island Red
Rhode Island Red

Rhode Island Red

The Rhode Island Red is the state bird of Rhode Island (1954).

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Roadrunner

Roadrunner
Roadrunner

Roadrunner

The Roadrunner is the state bird of New Mexico (1949).

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Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed Grouse
Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed Grouse

The Ruffed Grouse is the state bird of Pennsylvania (1931).

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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is the state bird of Oklahoma (1951).

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Willow Goldfinch

Willow Goldfinch
Willow Goldfinch

Willow Goldfinch

The Willow Goldfinch is the state bird of Washington (1951).

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Willow Ptarmigan

Willow Ptarmigan
Willow Ptarmigan

Willow Ptarmigan

The Willow Ptarmigan is the state bird of Alaska (1955).

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Yellowhammer

Yellowhammer
Yellowhammer

Yellowhammer

The Yellowhammer is the state bird of Alabama (1927).

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      I love this guide (three lenses) to state birds. In the past I laughed when I heard that seagulls were the state bird in Utah. Then one time when I visited the Salt Lake Valley, they were everywhere. No wonder, they treat the Great Salt Lake like it's the ocean.

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Thanks for the great lists of birds! Beautiful pictures! I lensrolled all three to my bird lens. This would be great for students who may be researching the topic. :) 5* (or thumb up - I guess that is what it is now ?)