List of U.S. state birds

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This is a list of U.S. state birds.

State State bird Binomial
nomenclature
Image Year
Alabama Yellowhammer
aka Northern Flicker
(state bird)
Colaptes auratus Northern Flicker-27527.jpg 1927[1]
Wild Turkey
(state game bird)
Meleagris gallopavo Wild turkey eastern us.jpg 1980[2]
Alaska Willow Ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus Denali National Park Ptarmigan.jpg 1955[3]
Arizona Cactus Wren Campylorhynchus
brunneicapillus
Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus 20061226.jpg 1973[4]
Arkansas Mockingbird
aka Northern Mockingbird
Mimus polyglottos Mimus polyglottos adult 01 cropped.jpg 1929[5]
California California Quail Callipepla californica Callipepla californica1.jpg 1931[6]
Colorado Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys IMG 7043 lark bunting.jpg 1931[7]
Connecticut American Robin Turdus migratorius American Robin at Beacon Hill Park.jpg 1943[8]
Delaware Blue Hen Chicken Gallus gallus BlueHenChicken.jpg 1939[9]
District of Columbia Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina Hylocichla mustelina (cropped).jpg 1938[10]
Florida Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Mimus polyglottos adult 02 cropped.jpg 1927[11]
Georgia Brown Thrasher (state bird) Toxostoma rufum Brown Thrasher-27527-2.jpg 1928[12]
Bobwhite Quail (state game bird) Colinus virginianus Virginiawachtel 2007-06-16 065.jpg 1970[13]
Hawaii Nēnē
or Hawaiian Goose
Branta sandvicensis Branta sandvicensis -WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England-8a.jpg 1957[14]
Idaho Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides Mountain Bluebird.jpg 1931[15]
Illinois Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Cardinal.jpg 1928[16]
Indiana Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Cardinal.jpg 1933[17]
Iowa Eastern Goldfinch
aka American Goldfinch
Carduelis tristis Carduelis-tristis-002.jpg 1933[18]
Kansas Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta WesternMeadowlark23.jpg 1933[19]
Kentucky Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Cardinal.jpg 1942[20]
Louisiana Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Brown pelican - natures pics.jpg 1966[21]
Maine Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapilla Poecile-atricapilla-001.jpg 1927[22]
Maryland Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula BaltimoreOriole23.jpg 1947[23]
Massachusetts Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapilla Poecile-atricapilla-001.jpg 1941[24]
Wild Turkey
(state game bird)
Meleagris gallopavo Wild turkey eastern us.jpg 1991[25]
Michigan American Robin Turdus migratorius American Robin KSC01pp1005.jpg 1931[26]
Minnesota Common Loon Gavia immer Common Loon head sideways.jpg 1961[27]
Mississippi Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Mimus polyglottos adult 01 cropped.jpg 1944[28]
Wood duck
(state waterfowl)
Aix sponsa Brautente Wood Duck Aix sponsa.jpg 1974[29]
Missouri Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis EasternbluebirdB9.jpg 1927[30]
Montana Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta WesternMeadowlark23.jpg 1941[31]
Nebraska Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta WesternMeadowlark23.jpg 1929[32]
Nevada Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides Mountain Bluebird.jpg 1967[33]
New Hampshire Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus Purple Finch.jpg 1957[34]
New Jersey Eastern Goldfinch Carduelis tristis Goldfinch tgo.jpg 1935[35]
New Mexico Roadrunner
aka Greater Roadrunner
Geococcyx californianus Geococcyx californianus.jpg 1949[36]
New York Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis EasternbluebirdB9.jpg 1970[37]
North Carolina Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Cardinal.jpg 1943[38]
North Dakota Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta WesternMeadowlark23.jpg 1970[39]
Ohio Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Cardinal.jpg 1933[40]
Oklahoma Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus Scissortailedfly700.JPG 1951[41]
Oregon Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta WesternMeadowlark23.jpg 1927[42]
Pennsylvania Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus Bonasa-umbellus-001edit1.jpg 1931[43]
Rhode Island Rhode Island Red Chicken Gallus gallus Rhode Island Red.jpg 1954[44]
South Carolina Northern Mockingbird
(former state bird)
Mimus polyglottos Mimus polyglottos adult 02 cropped.jpg 1939 -
1948[45]
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus Carolina Wren 2.jpg 1948[45]
Wild Turkey
(state wild game bird)
Meleagris gallopavo Wild turkey eastern us.jpg 1976[46]
South Dakota Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Phasianus colchicus 2 tom (Lukasz Lukasik).jpg 1943[47]
Tennessee Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Mimus polyglottos adult 01 cropped.jpg 1933[48]
Bobwhite Quail
(state wild game bird)
Colinus virginianus Virginiawachtel 2007-06-16 065.jpg 1987[49]
Texas Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Mimus polyglottos adult 02 cropped.jpg 1927[50]
Utah California Gull Larus californicus CaliforniaGull23.jpg 1955[51]
Vermont Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus Hermitthrush63.jpg 1941[52]
Virginia Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Cardinal.jpg 1950[53]
Washington Willow Goldfinch
aka American Goldfinch
Carduelis tristis Carduelis-tristis-001.jpg 1951[54]
West Virginia Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Cardinal.jpg 1949[55]
Wisconsin American Robin Turdus migratorius American Robin 2006.jpg 1949[56]
Wyoming Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta WesternMeadowlark23.jpg 1927[57]
Guam Guam Rail Gallirallus owstoni Guam rail.gif  ?
Northern Mariana Islands Mariana Fruit-dove Ptilinopus roseicapilla Stavenn Ptilinopus roseicapilla 01.jpg  ?
Puerto Rico Puerto Rican Spindalis Spindalis portoricensis PuertoRicanSpindalis.jpg  ?
U.S. Virgin Islands Bananaquit Coereba flaveola Bananaquits.jpg 1970

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